You are jealous of how much they earn..
The vacation they took.
The home they bought.
We are jealous of what others have and we don’t.
And we tell ourselves, “If we somehow could get what they have, life would become better.”
Just that it isn’t true.
Because we don’t get just part of someone’s life. We get their ENTIRE life.
The lack of privacy.
The constant scrutiny.
The intense pressure.
People’s lives are not modular. We can’t choose the parts we like.
If we are jealous of them, we better be ready to take on their entire life.