We envy those who have what we don’t.
Envy helps us understand our hidden needs better. We are envious of what we truly want, but might not even be aware of. Therefore, envy can be a good servant.
But like most good servants, envy is a bad master. Instead of striving for our own betterment, it channels our energy into bringing anotherdown. Instead of nudging us into constructive action, it drives us to destruction – of others, and of ourselves.
Envy uses us. Instead, can we use it by transforming it into inspiration?