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What do you do when you feel really envious? Do you have any stories of interest involving envy?

Envy is quite annoying. Most of the time the solution to getting rid of it for me involves accepting that whatever I'm envious about is not going to happen to me. For example... If I was envious over seeing people and their friends having fun playing a certain game. I'd stop being envious by accepting that I will not have that happen to me. While intense feelings of envy I don't really deal with them all too well and just try to avoid people until I'm done feeling envious.

I don't really have any interesting stories involving envy as a big part of it.

So what do you do when you feel envious? What do you do to get rid of that feeling? Do you have any stories of interest involving envy?

Posted 5/22/17
I'm envious of about 80% of the people on this world brah. I know how it feels
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I do not think I am capable of envy. I guess I should be jealous of those who can and are.
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I don't feel envy. It does not really benefit you or get you anything, if you want something you should focus on getting it and not about people that have it.
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I get jealous of people that are happy and I get really bitter.
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Thankfully I don't really get envious, I'm happy with my lot and just continue to enjoy myself.
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I'm envious of all these darn Anime characters that get perfect little lives, never say the wrong thing, and always get a happy ending. 32oz bottle of hater-ade for me! When i feel envious I just go watch an anime where the MC gets hosed like Tokyo Ghoul, or I go feed my chickens... poor chickens.. all they want is more food.
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I've spoken of my envy before with others:

Many days I'm good. Many days, I'm grateful. I do have moments though where I wonder if things were different. I wonder what it be like to enjoy other people and connect as others do--both spiteful and envious of others. I have no other reality though, and like many people, must learn to live with what I. Cannot. Have.

I wonder if that is similar to people who are bound to a wheelchair for the rest of their life--gazing upon those that can walk. Maybe they have people that love them, support them--maybe they enjoy the life they are able to have--but I cannot help but think that at least sometimes they may feel that same envy.

I guess all humans learn at some point to shoulder the burden of their greed.

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I have a disorder so it really depends on the person I'm feeling envy towards.
Mostly its just sitting there and being all "Wow, thats amazing!"
Because I don't want to seem like a bitter person.
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I personally think if I felt any envy it would be a bit too much for me. Sure my biological parents kicked me into the adoption system the day I was born despite being stupid rich. But the man who adopted me and who I call Father was just as stupidly rich. I had the best of everything growing up , private education, the support to chase my passions , and he taught me all he knew. I was raised in comfort and security .

My life got a little rough when I was 17 for well reasons anyone who knows already knows. Then again when I was 22.

But I am still alive and only stronger for the trials life has put me through. I have my cause to fight for and while I carry more then my fair share of scars that cause is the beacon I guide myself with.

So no I don't feel envy, rather I feel pity for those who can't look past their envy.
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i don't care about what other people have i want what i want , it only matters if i have it
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The only time I get envious is when I meet people who know what they want to do with their lives and have the drive to accomplish their goals.
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Shipwright wrote:

The only time I get envious is when I meet people who know what they want to do with their lives and have the drive to accomplish their goals.


It's not that hard, people tend to over complicate things like that. We all have things and people we care about. You just have to make them more of a priority in your life . People tend to chase the wrong things, usually because they believe they have to. Because it will make someone else happy .

But in order to find a true passion you have to be momentarily ruthless. You have to put your wants and desires first and find that passion. Once you're happy with what you're chasing then everyone and everything you care about will be happy. Misery even if hidden behind a smile is still misery and will eventually effect those around you.
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Nah, disgustingly rich people have their problems too.
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