Neighbour's envy, owner's pride

@allknowing (65317)
India
July 7, 2017 8:00pm CST
This Papaya tree belonged to our neigbours. I had clicked this photo a long time ago. I too have papayas but never the way this tree yielded. Have you been in a situation where you wished you had what the neighbours have or is it vice versa?
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@josie_ (7361)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
"Keeping up with the Joneses" is a human nature. On the positive side, it keeps us motivated to improve our lot in life. But envy can be destructive if not channeled properly.
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
Poor neighbours They just had this tree (lol) Anyone you envy or anyone envies you?
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@josie_ (7361)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
@allknowing _If you had 1 million and your neighbor has 1.5 million chances are envy would be the result but if they have a 100 million you won't envy them because that is beyond your reach. Strange how envy works.
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
@josie_ And by the way that neighbour is not me. You know I have a huge garden laden with several fruit trees. (lol)
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
there were times, but before envy eats me, have to count my blessings
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
Envy need not destroy any one It is just momentary many times.
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@marguicha (95041)
• Chile
8 Jul 17
I suppose so, at a time in my life. But now I feel I have more than what I need.
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@amnabas (10299)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Jul 17
No not really... I am happy and contented with my own belongings.
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
Those papaya fruits look lovely. Nah, never felt that way.
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jul 17
They are going to have a lot of fruit from that tree. No I am happy with what I have.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jul 17
we had an avocado tree and made gailyu giftgs to our nighbors on one side so nbody had to steal any
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@Kandae11 (37230)
8 Jul 17
We have no papaya trees so yesterday I bought three large papayas for the weekend.
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
Have you seen them on trees where you live?
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@Kandae11 (37230)
8 Jul 17
@allknowing No, I haven't.
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@louievill (18678)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
I learned to kill that feeling a long time ago except to use it as an inspiration to strive, I am always happy for neighbors or people who prosper in a good and legal way.
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
That neighbour I was referring to is not me (lol) As most of you know I have a garden full of fruit trees. Envy is normal as long as it does not turn into jealousy
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@louievill (18678)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
@allknowing correct, yes I know you have an orchard
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@youless (91557)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jul 17
Although this papaya tree has more fruits, but they are small. If they have less fruits and the fruits may be bigger. I prefer to the latter.
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@allknowing (65317)
• India
8 Jul 17
I have had large papayas but the neighbours around do not have papaya trees and they appreciated theirs
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
9 Jul 17
Terrific photo!
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@mandala100 (43676)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@allknowing A very fruitful papaya tree.
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@Shavkat (62880)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
I never felt envious of others' possessions. But I will strive hard to have my own instead.
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
8 Jul 17
There are times like that for sure. LOL Who wouldn't?
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
8 Jul 17
That is sort of a perfect Papaya tree,straight with plenty of Papayas.