Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and assignment below:
No amount of wealth can help humanity move forward and make progress, even under the management of the most dedicated and socially conscious workers. Money only leads to selfishness and becomes an irresistible temptation to its owners to abuse it. The only thing that can lead people to praiseworthy ideas and noble deeds is to follow the example of great individuals who put other factors before money.
Adapted from Albert Einstein in Alice Calaprice, The New Quotable Einstein
Does money lead to selfishness?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：money, selfishness
正：Money can afford you nearly whatever you want. Therefore, people tend to hold on to the money instead of giving it to others.
反：Many people devote their money to philanthropy to increase the well being of the society.
补：It is not money, but the desire to hold on to it that leads to selfishness.