Have you ever been envious of someone?

@msvenzon (424)
Philippines
July 17, 2007 7:38am CST
Did you ever feel envious of someone or someone else's life? Something like, his car or her face or her parents or her job, etc... Maybe I did at some point but I can't remember anymore.
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@lucy67 (819)
• China
17 Jul 07
i have been envious of others and i think many people have the same experience. i don't think it's bad as long as i don't do anything bad to get what i'm envious of. on the contrary, in most cases, it can encourage me to work hard to get what i want.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
I guess you got the right word "ENCOURAGE". We should use our envy to others to be encouraged to exert more effort and strive more. Then we can achieve what others can and won't be envious anymore.
@TawnyJo (131)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Oh most definitely. I've been envious of people several times in my life. Right now I am envious of a former co-worker who found a great job at a great company making more money than she used to.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Yes sometimes I feel envious of someone's job too. Whenever I think that I could've have been in that position too, makes me wonder what else should I do to. But of course, everything happens for a reason and ever person differ in abilities that's why maybe they are in that status or position.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i did, i still do. i envy those people who has things that i want or i like but i cant afford to have. ^__^;; be it material or non-material things. but i dont dwell on my envy. instead, i strive hard, work hard, to get what i want in life. ^__^ being envious is natural coz it comes in the human nature. it becomes bad if you get to the point when you do bad things just to have what you are envious of. ^__^
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
It's a good thing that being envious of others makes you strive more and think positively than do bad things. I do that too, we're not perfect. And envying others is just natural. We should start appreciating the things we have and be content so that we'll never be envious anymore. Thanks for the response!
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
17 Jul 07
I am really envious of people that are of good health and have children. I am very happy when people have kids, but I am also vefry sad because I really really want one.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Yes you have a point. Thanks for the time to make a comment on my post. =)
@derek_a (10903)
18 Jul 07
When I was young and got my very first car, it wasn't a very good one but it was all I could afford. One day my friend turns up driving this nearly new car and I was so, so envious.. I later found out that it was his father's and he had merely borrowed it. I didn't feel so envious then LOL..
@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
It's funny that sometimes we envy someone else when all along we shouldn't be. Maybe the solution to overcoming envy is being contented with what we have and appreciate it. After all, not everyone has the luxury of riding a car even if it's not a good one. Some people just walk or commute going to school. I always explain that to my younger siblings. Well, I guess it's just human nature to be envious and not be contented with what we have. We won't really realize the importance until it's gone. So we should start appreciating all the blessings and convenience we currently have than to miss it all when it's gone.
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@derek_a (10903)
20 Jul 07
That reminds me of a saying I once heard. "I was full of envy when I saw a man's new shoes in comparison to mine, until I saw a man who had no feet."
• Canada
17 Jul 07
i think most of us have been enveious of someone at least once in our life.i have been on numerous times but then i think at what cost and stress did that person have when they got the nice car or home
@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
That's right! Thanks for the response!
@djmarion (4905)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
i dont get envious easily but i should admit that sometimes i also feel that, anyway envying someone is normal and it is not really bad as long as you dont take it personally. if you envy a person because of her achievement then strive hard, work hard so that you too can achieve what she has. good night. :)
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
it's normal to get envious of someone else, but don't make it a habit to a point that it will destroy your person.