Greed is defined as :
An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.
Why does no one ever discuss the element of greed within the extreme couponing community? If you are one that has 40 bottles of mustard, 72 boxes of crackers, and and endless amount of toothpaste hoarded in your home, you are greedy. You want “stuff” and you want a lot of it. The web is flooded with couponers that boast their stockpiles or “hauls”. Uhh…Congratulations on your 200 boxes of baby wipes for the baby you do not have. There are probably millions of parents that could put those wipes to good use- even if they could or could not afford them. But instead, let them ravish in your stockpile and eventually, expire and have to be pitched.
If you are a freebie-hungry, greedy coupon extremist, ask yourself this:
-Is it ever going to be enough? How much time and money are you willing to spend in order to achieve a larger stock pile?
-If your greedy obsession interfering with your family/social life?
-Do I truly need everything I purchase or is it more of a thrill-factor?
-Do I want to stop?
If you want to stop, then you have already had thoughts of the amount of time you waste running after useless bargains. It is a decision that you personally have to make on your own. Most extreme couponers won’t want to quit. Attachment (including greed), according to Buddhism, is one of the three poisons. It will guide your life into a life of suffering. You will never be truly satisfied as long as you still desire.