Day #23 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge...you can read my other posts for the Challenge here :)
Hoping you guys are liking this week's Gyaan Theme Today we will discuss the second sin, which is green in color and called ENVY
Envy is synonym with Jealousy. I know what is jealousy, but wanted to check the exact meaning and this is what I got from the web, "A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possession, qualities or luck". After reading this I thought I will dissect this and explain it in 3 points.
Let's dwell on this for a while. When we see someone with something that is really bringing that person lot of name, fame and wealth we have a feeling inside us. Let me tell you there are numerous kinds of feelings. Some people look at this person as an inspiration and aspire to be like them. Some people look at this person and think that she is bragging too much about her wonderful life, without having the slightest clue about how much struggle that person must have gone through to reach this stage. These are the judgemental ones, I think. The inspiration and the judgemental species are pretty harmless. The next two are the dangerous ones. The first one who thinks that since this person has it even she can have it and goes all out to get the same stuff, and later regrets. The other one is one who thinks that if she has and I cannot have it then I will destroy it for her too, and then stooping to really low levels to strip that person of her happiness. These two are the feeling of Envy.
2. Resentful Longing:
So when you see someone and feel envious, that is called resentful longing. You feel bitter and you also feel that it is unfair that this person has this thing. Here is what I think.... why do we think it is unfair? aren't we being judgemental here and thinking that we are better than this person and we should be the ones who are having it and not her. This shows how we think of ourselves (read Pride). We are so much blinded by our own capabilities and pride that we fail to see the struggles of the other person. Then we march to do the same and it is not surprising how many times then we fall flat on our face. Worst is when we try to snatch it away from that person. For e.g if we are envious of some persons number of friends then just bad mouth about her to her friends.
3. Someone Else's Possession
Looking at someone's stuff and wanting to have it, what is wrong you may ask. Nothing, absolutely nothing. We can see someone's dress or home or bag and think we want that too. But then how do you 'Feel' about this thought...is it 'Resentful' then yes it is wrong. What is the extent you would go to get that, not because you 'need' it but just because someone else 'has' it? You know from where this longing comes? From not being content in your life, by not being satisfied with what we already have and posses. And it is with experience I say my dear friends that contentment will only come with a feeling of 'gratitude & thankfullness'. Waking up in the morning and being thankful that you can go to the loo to pee is a great gesture, because you will be surprised to know how many adults sleep in diapers because of kidney problems.
So that was the sinful lady in green Ms. Envy for you... She is not a friend you would want to have ok♥
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