Friday 3 February 2017



Envy can lead to other sins. I think that's its main fault. It can make the person do bad things, or spend too much money, defame, sabotage, even murder. 

We only see the tip of the iceberg of another's life. We don't see their problems and struggles most of the time. Those we envy might not have it quite so good. That goes for people, but also for countries. We should all stop pulling each other down.

“You can feel anything. All is free for you to feel. But I guarantee you that if you allow yourself to feel envy and then to swim in it, that envy will destroy you and the people around you. Envy is unlike anger. Envy is not a right wing nor a left wing, it is not on either end of the balancing beam. Nobody needs it and I can assure you that once you give yourself to it, you will be eaten up. Envy can even eat up nations, casting them up against each other and pull a whole nation down into an internal collapse.” 
― C.joybell.C


“The fenced-in dog barks at the one running free.”
― Marty Rubin


“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.”
― Harold G Coffin


"All you want is
What you can't have
And if ya' just look around man
You'll see you got magic
So just, sit back and relax
Enjoy it while you still have it
Don't, look back on life man
And only see tragic because
You can be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than that
Life's not about what's better than"
John Butler, in "Better than".


When might envy be arguably justified? Well , violent revolutions have occurred throughout history, where the top 1% own most of the wealth. Our societies should take note of that. The very rich should stop accumulating, and try to share more, lest the envy of the have -nots boil over. 




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Fizzfan said...

I'm lucky enough to not envy anyone as I'm satisfied with what I have. However, I am very aware of unfairness in terms of what some have (whether they've earned it or not) and what others do not, and that makes me resentful of the way our society is geared up for the very wealthy and so against the poorest. I would definitely applaud much higher taxes for the very rich if it were used to constructively help the poor and balance our wealth. People that are struggling with 2 or even 3 low skilled jobs (just to put food on the table to feed a family) are working very hard but they may still only be earning £15,000 a year. Compare that to a multi millionaire who could be spending most of their time on the golf course and exotic holidays, and it's shameful. I don't begrudge some being wealthier than others, it's the degree of difference that's so wrong.

Running on empty said...

Yes, I understand that there are some obscene salaries being made in the financial district in London again.

Fizzfan said...

There really should be a maximum wage. Billionaires are entirely unnecessary. What could anyone possibly need with all that wealth.

Running on empty said...

A maximum wage is a great idea. As for what they are doing with the money, well the latest thing is a survivalist bunker. So I'm preparing a post on that. Stay tuned!