Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
“It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.”
The first step to deal with an uncomfortable feeling is acceptance.
Whenever you feel like punching someone, it’s useful to take a deep breath, pause, and ask yourself the following questions:
“If I could swap my life completely for his/hers, including not just the good stuff, but all the bad things — would I?”
You don’t want someone else’s life. You just like fantasizing about it.
Jealousy comes from feelings of inadequacy. Remember, if we feel like we’re not enough — that’s when we start looking outside at other people.
Gratitude is such a powerful tool that lots of researchers have studied it and proven one thing: it just makes people happier....
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
Reach out to him/her and humbly ask to learn from them. And then, maybe we become friends. And eventually, the jealousy falls away to become something better — like respect.
In this world of mistrust, it’s not isolation that will save us — it’s dialogue and empathy.
“When you envy someone, you put a wall up between yourself and the things about that person you envy.
If they have a good job, there’s now a new wall between you and getting a good job. Why? Because you are programming yourself to...
We’re looking for here is someone who will listen and empathize with you. And then lend you some non-judgmental emotional support (plus a hug maybe?).
He/she doesn’t even need to give you advice on how to solve your problems. If it’s jealousy — technically, there’s no exter...
Loving yourself is the ultimate antidote for jealousy. Because then y...
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