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Envy
February 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Are you envious of others? Why?

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  • countrygirlkat
    February 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

     I don't think so.  I try not to be. 

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    February 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    I don't think I am. I realized I was grown up when I found that I didn't envy.

  • elasmimi
    February 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Yes, it's one of my worst qualities. We have had financial difficulties for several years, and don't have things as nice as we did before, mainly the house. I know in my head that those aren't the most important things in life, and I pray about my envy daily.

  • elasmimi
    February 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I am so sorry. And this is one of the things that makes me so ashamed of my own envy. If you look around, there is always someone in worse shape. I hope things work out for you.

    Quoting momofsixangels:

    Yes.Because my life is a mess .I am unhappy and now we go to court on the 28th and its for foreclosure.I am depressed and cant even give my children a place to live


  • momofsixangels
    February 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM


    Quoting elasmimi:

    I am so sorry. And this is one of the things that makes me so ashamed of my own envy. If you look around, there is always someone in worse shape. I hope things work out for you.

    Quoting momofsixangels:

    Yes.Because my life is a mess .I am unhappy and now we go to court on the 28th and its for foreclosure.I am depressed and cant even give my children a place to live


    Thank-you.But dont be ashamed of your envy.Its ok to have it

  • timon95
    by timon95
    February 19, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    exactly

    Quoting meam4444:

    Nope--I am happy for others and their successes just like I would want the same for me.


  • SlightlyPerfect
    February 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    There is a big difference between envy and jealousy.

  • SlightlyPerfect
    February 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I think you have to keep things in perspective. It's all about how you use information. If you use others' plights to appreciate the lack of trauma in your own situations, that's just as bad as using others' successes to undermine your own. If you do this, that's jealousy. But if you use others' successes as a set of criteria by which you judge whether you are successful and happy--by wanting to learn from that success because you want it for yourself without wishing them ill--that's envy. Big difference there.

    Quoting elasmimi:

    I am so sorry. And this is one of the things that makes me so ashamed of my own envy. If you look around, there is always someone in worse shape. I hope things work out for you.

    Quoting momofsixangels:

    Yes.Because my life is a mess .I am unhappy and now we go to court on the 28th and its for foreclosure.I am depressed and cant even give my children a place to live



  • AzariahsMother
    February 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM
    Not really
  • Basherte
    February 20, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Not anymore.