It happens to everyone, everywhere. Whether you may be a saint or a sinner, you have committed the act of jealousy.
What is jealousy? Jelousy is the emotion or feeling of simply wanting what someone else has, whatever it may be. For decades, this word has held a negative connotation and has been frowned upon. But today, I'm here to tell you that jealously is a natural emotion which, whether you believe it or not, can be surmounted.
We are all jealous of different things. For example, I may be jealous of the significant other of a celebrity, while my mother may be jealous of her friend's new crockpot...It works it's own ways. There are numerous amounts of things one can be jealous of: objects, abilities, personality traits, tendencies, positions and even commitments.
To be honest, I posses huge issues with the topic of jealousy is discussed. I often tend to compare myself to another people and to the things they may have. I always think of way I could use a product or ability to greater potential, had that trait or even object been mine. My jealousy has never driven me to the point where I despise others, but rather lingers in the back of my mind and pays a unfortunate visit from time to time. I'm still finding ways to overcome this tendency, but sometimes I can never help myself. I've tried everything: I've sat myself down and tried to convince myself out of it. I've tried to console myself into understanding that everyone has their own gifts and talents and to continue to wish I had more than that allotted to me would be simply selfish. It would be a spit to the face to the one who gifted me with these talents. After all this thinking, I went for a walk the other day, observing nature, then, it hit me.
It could be that somewhere, someone is jealous of me or my abilities. People will always be jealous of others. In order to overcome this, we must all realize that our unique behaviors and talents are what help us work to the best we can be. Instead of always focusing on myself, I should take time to appreciate others gifts and how they can use them and how if ever combined, we could build an excellent team and go on to achieve greater things.
So if your shoes are caught in such a predicament, remember that whatever you have and whatever you do, is for the betterment of yourself and those around you. Everything happens a reason, and although yup may currently be baffled at what this twisted reason could be, remember that time heals all wounds, however deep they may be.
I write to express my passions, views and opinions on different types of cheese, and to heal myself. I am an aspiring law student and hand model for McDonalds. I currently reside in the United States, and study at UT Austin. Most importantly, I wholeheartedly hope you enjoy what my work has to offer.