Why We Shouldn't Be Envious of Other People’s Life

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Despite how negative this concept is, we can’t deny the fact that envy is very rampant whenever and wherever we go.

In reality, not all people feel happy with everything we have or even our life itself. They feel envious, not because they hate what we have, but because they want it themselves. They hate us for living the life they want, and that will raise our brows because it’s not even our fault.

When we feel envy for someone’s life, that’s surely bad. It’s never good and right to feel such feelings because the one you envy is not doing anything wrong, they’re just living the life they want for their own selves, not to feel you bad.

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Envy is a destructive emotion that will soon lead to anger, resentment, and low self-esteem. With that, if we feel that way, we will be soon devoured with negative thoughts that will soon hinder us to pursue the path of genuine happiness.

We may feel happy if someone we hate meets a downfall, but it will never be genuine at all and karma will come on our way to take revenge.

ENVY and CONTENTMENT

Many of us believe that in order to be happy, we must be content with everything we have. Though, it’s never been bad at all to dream high and work for it, being contented here means embracing the life we have instead of being envious of someone’s life.

Being envious will lower our confidence as well. As we compare ourselves with others, we have this question within ourselves saying “why am I not having the same life as them?” But in reality, no one’s alike among us people. We’re all living a different life, and our uniqueness makes us originally beautiful individuals.

Envy will lower our self-esteem and negative thoughts dominate our mind to think badly about our life. But with contentment, we will learn how to be grateful about everything we have, and feel happy about it no matter what.

Envy will just make us feel bad about everything we have. We will never appreciate how good our life is if we keep on comparing it with others and feel envious all the way. Instead of taking envy in a negative way, make it a motivation to improve ourselves as well. Grow in a graceful manner by clapping on other’s achievements, as we work on to achieve our dreams in life too.

HOW TO LET ENVY GO?

The answer for this is quite simple yet difficult to apply for strongly envious people. As soon as possible, if we realize that we’re slowly hating other people for having something we don’t have, prevent that feeling by seeing the good in us. Reflect about the things we have instead of being jealous of other people. Just be happy about what they have because they’re not actually doing something wrong to make us feel bad. And if ever that they’re boosting about it to make us feel envious, let them be but don’t ever feel envy.

The best revenge we can have in this situation is to just be happy about what they have, and feel the same way about what we have. In addition, make those people a motivation to strive more and achieve success eventually in God’s perfect timing.


CLOSING THOUGHTS

Don’t let envy hinder us towards the sweet triumph. We have our own life that is full of satisfaction and surprise. We may not have it now, but soon we will. Just be diligent, patient, and happy with our current progress. Others might be celebrating with their triumphs now, but there’s nothing to be envious about. We will soon get there in the perfect time, in God’s will.


Author's Note:

First of all, I want to say thank you for leaning your time to read this article. I hope, you gained valuable knowledge from it that may help yoy in whatever aspect you have there.

Second, thank you for those who are supporting me in my journey here. From my readers, sponsors, and friends, thank you for always being there.

Lastly, I hope we will all have a prosperous day everyday, and a life full of blessings from above. Godbless us all. ❤️


Date Published: June 13, 2022

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Enviness is very bad, it creates hatred amongst friends, families and others. So it's not good for one to practice such act..

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1 year ago

True, so we should do our best to avoid this act to prevent worst problems when it comes to our relationship with others.

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We shouldn't let envy be greater than our respect to to others. Instead of being envious, the best thing that we can really do is to step ourselves to the things that can contribute us to become a better version of ourselves.

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1 year ago

Correct. We should focus more on our growth rather than feeling bad about other people's life.

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1 year ago

Envy is destructive. It makes you preoccupied with things that you don't have while ignoring the good things you have on your lap. The sad thing is, the spirit of 'envy' is never satisfied. It will always make you crave for more.

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1 year ago

Right... And it could lead to agony forever, never gonna taste happiness at all. Contentment is the key then.

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1 year ago

Envy is one wicked trait, we shouldn't allow to be in our life, we need to grow past the stage of getting angry when others are making progress. Rather we need to work to become better

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1 year ago

That's right. We should work on ourselves' betterment instead of being envious for other's achievements.

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1 year ago

Envy ung isa sa mga bagay na hindi dapat tinuturo or pinapakita sa mga bata, at an early age kahit di nila maintindihan they can pick it up from adults.

Pra sa mg adults naman, contentment is the key.

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1 year ago

Tama po. Hindi sana mamulat ang mga bata sa inggit at an early age para hindi nila maisabuhay yun as they grow up. Instead, we should teach them good things so they will grow up with morals.

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