It`s not wrong at all, it becomes wrong when it becomes and obsession to the detriment of others, be it family, friends or others.Mark, How is using your money from working wrong ? Apprentice mechanic buys a car, does it up at work, sells it for a tiny profit, puts that together with his sacvings from his wages and ends up with double the car of his mates who did not do the same thing.. Or, mechanic saves all his money while his mates spend theirs like I did, and he ends up with a better car than his mates. Is one really different to ther other ?
Does your last paragraph really represent the definition of investing ?
If not, then how is it greed ?
If so, how so ?
We all show greed to some extent at one time or another but it needs to be controlled or it becomes self destructive.
Before you know it you start to look down on or ignore the less fortunate and overestimate your own self worth as a way of compensating for your own growing lack of self respect.
Or start rationing out handouts to compensate while letting everyone know about it.