Envy, Jealousy, And Jealousy

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Envy “Envy is a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another 's advantages, success, possessions, etc” (Dictionary. Com). It is hard to be satisfied as a human. People feel envy about other’s wealth, looking, and job. Pride is what causes envy, as human beings people do not like it when others are better. Some people say envy is a sickness, but some people say that is a motivation to be better. Although envy and jealousy are similar, but they are two different things according to studies. Although envy and jealousy are often treated as synonyms but there is a difference. You are envious of what others have but what you do not. Jealousy, on the other hand, involves holding tight on what you have; afraid of losing (Brians). Envy and jealousy are similar, but they have the different meaning in term of emotion. The emotion when people are envious, tends to be more hysterical because they do not have the ability to own what others have. For jealousy, people often feel depressed and fearing because they do not want to lose what belongs to them. Both feelings happen when people compare with others since everyone wants to be the best. When people are jealous, they tend to be suspicious, but when people are envious of someone their attitude will be toward anger. Envy is a feeling that has been around the society for a long time; therefore, it has been discussed by religions and psychologist throughout the history. “For where envying and strife [is], there [is]
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