Envy

Envy is unsettling because it projects from one's own insecurities and fears. The subject of our envy is merely a canvas on which we paint with our splashed emotions of anger, resentment, inferiority and disgust. This is precisely why envy is so hard to over-come, because what we are trying to over-come are our own demons. It is the Hydra of all inner monsters, no matter how many heads you chop off, many more emerge.

Envy can prove to be one of the strongest chains binding you to your past. It prevents you from moving on, dragging you back again and again to an imaginary arena in which the chanting crowd is constantly cheering to the death-match between you and your opponent, even though in reality, no one is comparing. Even if they are, what matters is whether you are comparing.

Comments

The Me. said…
Love the last line.
Alec Lindsay said…
I don't disagree with you, but I wonder whether envy is an aspect of acquisitiveness - more money, more land, more lovers, more kudos, more happiness?
madcowdisease said…
Simply beautiful Awais.... ! But isnt it a pattern of life as some how we need to compare where we stand as compared to the world/ people around us? Also we as humans can not easily overcome our innate fears and complexes.To me these comparisons if done in a positive way do help us making our lives better.But I understand the point what you made.

Is there any thing like good envy and bad? For example if someone got so much knowledge and I would envy ..... is it still bad? I dont know if I am making sense here or just putting a dumb question... :( please reply....if you can.
Azay said…
Its better to be an object of envy than to be an object of pity.