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Paradoxically, envy can be educational, inspiring or instructive.
Coupled with awareness, envy can make the person observe and reflect on their emotions and understand what core message is being conveyed.
To make envy an inspiring, gratifying and instructive experience, we can document three things on a notepad whenever we feel the emotion: Trigger, Action and Insight.
Envy is defined as resenting an advantage enjoyed by others, craving something that you don’t have but someone else does. It is a kind of admiration, an unspoken compliment.
Envy is often targeted at our peers, people in similar positions having more than we do, or enjoying life better than us. Example: A college classmate having a motorbike that you cannot afford, but would love to have.
Legend has it that Rome was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, the sons of the god Mars.
The twins wanted to start a new city but couldn't agree on where to build it. This caused a fight where Romulus killed Remus. Romulus then named the new city 'Roma' after himself.
At the start of the 5th century, the Roman Empire started to crumble. Barbarian tribes from northern Europe often attacked Rome. In AD410, the Visigoths tribe stormed into Rome, killed people and destroyed many buildings in their wake.
Romulus Augustus was the last Roman Emperor. He lost power in AD476 and was replaced by Odovacar, a prince from Germany.
About 2,000 years ago, the city of Rome was central to the empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria.
Rome ruled over 45 million people across Europe, North Africa and Asia.
The Romans believed in many gods and goddesses, such as the god of thunder, love, war, and wisdom. Romans always collected more gods from the people they conquered, like the goddess Isis from Egypt. Some emperors were declared gods too.
Christians refused to worship the emperor as a god and were arrested and put to death. Later on, the Romans became Christians. Under Emperor Constantine, Christianity became the official religion in the 4th century AD.
The fight or flight response is a powerful survival reaction. Once we perceive danger, adrenalin increases our heart rate and move our attention toward fighting off or fleeing from the threat.
We may become so focused on that goal that we may not process any extra details and may have no clear memory of how we got away from or fought off the danger.
A freeze response is thought to happen when neither fight nor flight is available to you. When a tiger has the better of you, you feel so overwhelmed or trapped that there is no option to flee or fight.
In a real freeze response, our primitive brain takes over and immobilise us. Many people who "freeze," say they have almost no memory of the trauma. It is speculated that intense emotions prevent you from encoding information about the trauma you're facing.
According to a variety of studies published in established journals right from the 70s, laughing is extremely good for body health. Even ten minutes of a good laugh is enough for an anaesthetic effect on our bodies and also for pain-free sleep.
Laughter is associated with stronger immunity, reduced depression systems and reduced pain for people having diseases like cancer.
Medicine is more than just science and the human body can work wonders using its own positivity and the will to be healthy.