Envy vs Jealousy. There’s a Difference and Here’s How to Overcome It

What is the difference between envy vs Jealousy? Envy and Jealousy are feelings we experience when we want something we don’t have.

Envy: A feeling of discontent or covetousness concerning another’s advantages, success, etc. Jealousy:  resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc.

Cause Of Envy Or Jealousy

Envy occurs internally when you want something that someone else has. That causes a feeling of sadness and discontent in your own life.

It’s not only that you wish you had an object- you are angry that another person has that item. You want to possess it, and you do not want the other person to possess it.

Are Envy and Jealousy Healthy and Normal?

A healthy and normal person may experience emotion and choose not to act on that emotion and recognize that the emotion exists but does not need to affect the way they feel and act.

How To Overcome Envy Or Jealousy

So the first step to overcoming envy or Jealousy is to become satisfied with what we have. When you appreciate the good in your life, you no longer need other people’s things.

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