For starters, I get that greed usually means money and gluttony usually means overeating, but apparently the definitions are a bit more broad than that.
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Greed “intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.”
Gluttony “habitual greed or excess in eating.”
Almost every definition I find has an overlap of “money or food” for both so how do we disentangle them? Is there a difference in how someone acts in greed versus gluttony?
All answers would help!
I do think the common definition is useful, even if the technical definitions have some overlap.
But moreso i think greed deals with the desire, while gluttony deals with the indulgence.
In other words, greed is the drive to take and keep and control. Whether or not i spend lavishly, i want it all for myself.
While gluttony deals a bit more with the garish consumption, self indulgence, excess and waste of it for pleasure.
Or, in Willy Wonka terms, Veruca Salt is greed, who wants it all. Agustus Gloop is gluttony, who is single mindedly dedicated to indulgence.
hey this is probably one of the better explanations I've seen of these kinda things!
Greed is wanting it for the sake of having it. while gluttony is the wanting it for the pleasure of consuming it or using it.
A greedy rich man collects rare cars. A gluttonous man buys them and drives the crap out of them!
By “greed” they're actually referring to avarice.
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