"The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty , understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness , greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and selfinterest , are the traits of success . And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second ." In these famous lines, John Steinbeck goes to the root of our present crisis in public morality.
There are different metaphor used from Mahabharatha and its characters. Article is interesting to read. Read the article here.