Do you feel jealous when your friends are better off than you are?

@ramapo17 (25568)
Melbourne, Florida
November 5, 2017 11:02am CST
I have so many friends that are very well off and have no problems with bills and other things in life. If they want something they get it without ever having to save for it. I have one friend that has maids and lots of beautiful cars and an outrageous home. I always love going to visit her as I am always amazed at everything in the home. Do you feel jealous if your friends are better of than you>
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
5 Nov
It doesn't really bug me too much, I know my album collection is superior to theirs
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@andriaperry (58524)
• United States
6 Nov
I am so jealous!
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
@JolietJake That is so funny.
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• Philippines
7 Nov
Oh it`s sure a lot of treasures in there!
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
5 Nov
Why should I feel jealous? I am happy with what I have.
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@Shiva49 (13965)
• Singapore
6 Nov
Yes, I am happy with what I have than worry about what I don't have - siva
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
6 Nov
@Shiva49 This is the right way of thinking.
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• United States
5 Nov
Nope I'm not the jealous type and am happy if my friends enjoy their luxuries
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
Me to. I can enjoy seeing my friends happy with the things they have.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
6 Nov
No I don't because I have never been a person who has kept much of anything. I worked for 18 years from one place to another and basically lived out of suitcases. Then coming here it was so strange to have a home to actually own something and to be able to settle down. I have never been one to buy a lot because it is not in my nature to own a lot of stuff. I just feel if I had to move again what would I do with all tht stuff.
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
That is a smart way of thinking.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
7 Nov
@ramapo17 I guess I saw how it was when my parents moved from France to America. I went to help unpack and I went crazy. I thought to myself why would you move all this junk. I guess that is why I am never jealous of people who have so much. I look at it and think what will you do with all this stuff. I don't like clutter and I prefer an big open space to live in.
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• Philippines
7 Nov
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
5 Nov
I wonder if I could have done things differently and ended up with more. But overall I am satisfied and don't begrudge others what they have.
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@dgobucks226 (13764)
5 Nov
Oh at times I might wish I had more than I have, but reality sets in and this is how life has turned out for me. The grass is always greener so to dwell in jealousy is wasted emotion. I reflect on this quote sometimes because it is so true.
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
It is so true. Thanks for sharing it.
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• Philippines
7 Nov
Oh so true!
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@dgobucks226 (13764)
7 Nov
@m_audrey6788 Thank you simplyme
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@fly802 (1514)
5 Nov
Nothing can make me jealous.I`m always happy with what I have.
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
That is a great way to be @fly802.
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@fly802 (1514)
7 Nov
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@andriaperry (58524)
• United States
6 Nov
No I am not jealous, they worked for what they have, or owe for it. I am happy when people get ahead in life. I am not like other people, I don`t want a certain life, I like the simple things in life, sometimes a big house is not better. Sometimes all I want is an old pick up truck.
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• Philippines
7 Nov
I like that kind of truck as long as it`s running good
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@Corbin5 (115868)
• United States
5 Nov
I think I did when I was younger, but these days, it does not matter to me what others may have.
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
I think as kids we all got a little jealous if one of our friends got the toy that we wanted, but that was only natural.
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Nov
While it would be nice to have more, I don't envy those who do.
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@JustBhem (42864)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Nov
Well, to be honest. I do sometimes.
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@ricki_911 (19861)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Nov
I guess while iam cleaning and she wasn't thrn yes. But i have found many don't consider if they didn't have that, or if they lost those how to do tasks. My one friend had that with her husband but after the divorce shr couldn't manage
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov
Not much I am happy and satisfied with what I have. Most of my friends are earning better than me but they are away from their family. I too have got opportunities to go far but I never thought of leaving my family for money.
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
18 Nov
But I am really so jealous because you are too rich and never give me anything, not even a mango which you have a plenty in your garden
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
19 Nov
@suni51 hmmm....so you came back....I am not rich I am poor and need money. If you can please send .
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
20 Nov
@sjvg1976 No, I am still in Australia (coming around Christmas time) here the rate of mango is around $2 a piece and not as tasty as back in our own place.
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@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov
Everyone has his own life and achievements. There is no question of feeling jealous with any friend.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
7 Nov
Yes SIr, I somene have an achaivement on one thing, his/her friend can be on another.
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@MALUSE (43498)
• Uzbekistan
5 Nov
No, not at all. I can't remember ever being jealous of someone's lifestyle.
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@ramapo17 (25568)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov
Me neither. I get excited just being friends with them and seeing all that they have.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
7 Nov
Why should I feel jealous? If a friend is better off than me, so it is his hardwork and better luck. I should concern about my work and action.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Nov
Not at all, most of my friends have about what I have, some less.
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@rey123 (790)
6 Nov
No.I hate being envious.We should be happy with what we can make out of our own lives.But it is not a sin to look at somone's lifestyle and be awestruck by it and wonder,"I wish I could be like her".....But it is wrong only when you look at the other person's lifestyle with a pair of green eyes and think,"Why should all the good things happen only to her".......There is a difference.........
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@sallypup (28508)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Nov
My Uncle and aunt were well off and seemed to mostly stay away from us paupers. I did not envy them their lifestyle.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
5 Nov
I am happy for others when they are doing well, unless they begin to make snide remarks about it, then I am not. But I am not unhappy with my situation, so I let it slide.
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