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Humble Pie

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others it only changes yours. Mrs. Monroe Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself. There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts. The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them. A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it. I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. The more you love,the more love you have to give.It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite. Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. A coward talks to everyone but you.

Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air. Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless. It was lonely to be so perfect in all respects.

Jealousy isn’t a pleasant quality, but if it isn’t overdone and if it’s combined with modesty, apart from its inconvenience there’s even something touching about it. If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air. When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were ‘somebody’.The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself. Jealousy’s a weak emotion.

Jealousy is a dangerous emotion. Jealous people are usually so intensely dissatisfied with themselves that they have a burning desire to destroy anyone who has something they want, but feel they can’t have. Attempting to appropriate or denigrate the popularity of others will backfire and undermine yours. Life can be a dream, life can be a beautiful mess but, people make it hard with too much of ego, jealousy, anger and aggression. I adore your jealousy, especially when it’s so misplaced. I expect Shakespeare wrote a sonnet about that. Just about all hate comes from jealousy. It’s as simple as that. As the saying goes ‘Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul’.But “Jealousy is also a catalyst to ignite love or for that matter it lets you know you are in love. If you’ve ever done anything extraordinary in your life, always remember, no amount of ridicule can ever rob you of your achievements.

Some people hate people who are overconfident, only because their overconfidence reminds them of their underconfidence. Jealousy is perhaps the most involuntary of all strong emotions. It steals consciousness, it lies deeper than thought. It is always there, like a blackness in the eye, it discolors the world. Envy expresses itself through condemnation. The louder the condemnation the greater the envy. Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. When people judge they completely lose sight of the blessings on their own table. Jealousy or conviction is a very dark room. Jealousy in any form will cloud thinking and form bad habits. Jealousy is an addiction. No matter how kind you are, always expect a few imbeciles. Envy is the desire to have what someone else has. Jealousy is the fear of losing what you have. The more insecure you are about yourself or your relationship, the more jealous you are. More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love. If you realize that other people put you down because of their own insecurities, unhappiness and jealousy, you understand that there’s no need to be offended. Because it’s not really about you, but about them. Most people do not want much. All they want is to be envied by most people.

Jealousy is the art of burning yourself inside out.


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