A rich but miserly man who was unloved in his community went to a wise man to ask why. The wise man took him to a window. "Look", he said, "And tell me what you see." "People," said the rich man. Taking him to a mirror, the wise man asked, "What do you see now?" "Behold", said the wise man, "in the window there is glass and in the mirror there is glass. But the glass in the mirror is covered with a film of silver. As soon as the silver is added, you cease to see others and see only yourself."

source: Anonymous tags: Selfishness, Greed