Dangers of Envying Others

Envy is the most ridiculous of ideas, because there is no single advantage to be gained from it. An old saying goes, “When you compare what you want with what you have, you will be unhappy. Instead, compare what you deserve with what you have, and you’ll discover happiness.”. “It’s not trying to keep up with the Joneses that cause so much trouble – it’s trying to pass them.” The only competition worthy of a wise man is himself. Nothing gets you behind faster than trying to keep up with people who are already there. If envy were a disease, most people would be sick. Frances Bacon observed that “Envy… Read More

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