Envy is the Human Form of Animality

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Outstanding people are bound to encounter envy and resentment, so don’t worry – that’s life. A philosopher once said, “We live in a world where even if one has impeccable character, he or she is inevitably slandered and criticized.” Of course, it is also not correct to go around boasting to everyone about yourself, either.

In today’s world, we encounter jealousy in almost every sphere of our lives. But those who take actions based on such feelings are driven by the inner animal which reveals itself. On the other hand, the brilliance of true humanity, lies in surmounting feelings of envy with the resolute attitude ”I’ll create an even more wonderful life for myself.” If you are jealous of others, you will not advance, you will only become miserable.

Always be proud of your work. So rather than being so easily defeated by our emotions let us try our best to embrace others with warmth and understanding. Because in reality, there is nothing to be envious about. You are different from the other person just as he or she is different from you and every other. Things that are important to one may not even be of remote importance to another. You may find things attractive to the eye, but all those are just temporal and fleeting moments.

“The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.” – Robert Valett

So go after what touches the heart and not after what catches the eye. But, all said and done, everyone has those moments, when our naiveness gets the best of us. The important thing is to understand yourself well, before you try to sum up others, otherwise, you will just be focused on superficiality and the insignificant outer aspects of things and start chasing it or be envious of it. Eventually, it will be too late to realize what mattered at that time.

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.”
― Michael Nolan

There will be many people to look at, but only a few that will truly matter. Those few, will make the most impossible, possible. They will make you what you truly are, help you find yourself when down in a rubble. Your past might have had you stumbling across the road, but that past does not portend your future. Because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you’ve ever imagined. Be it who ever or what ever, or that one person, they will make it possible for you to walk on water when once even swimming across it was difficult.

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