is it ok to once in a while envy other ppl????

April 21, 2007 10:56am CST
well...i just wanned 2 know whether its ok to envy ppl?? is it basic human nature 2 b jealous?? i at times do envy other ppl but i don't wish anything bad 4 them..but dis really makes me guilty that im jealous of sumbody..does this makes me a bad person..plzz let me know.
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• India
28 Apr 07
I would say that it is healthy to envy a person for his good qualities, but to envy a person for his materialistic and monetary value is not healthy. When you envy a person for his good qualities you would strive to acquire those qualities but when you envy him for his materialistic or monetary value ,it is posible that you could go astray and do things which are not correct to achieve those materialistic and monetary status. In your case since you don't wish them bad you only envy them , it does not make you a bad person and you should not feel guilty about it, instead try to look into yourself to find things which may be putting others to envy you.