Green Is The Colour

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not

Ann Brashares

I’ve noticed myself feeling envious of other people. Particularly I would feel envious of people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are. This brings in immense sadness and anxiety attacks. When I’m envious of someone it can be frustrating, because I usually just want to be happy for that person’s success. So then, not only do I feel envious, but I feel guilty.

It became clear to me that I would have to learn to embrace my feelings instead. One thing I’ve come to realize is that you can’t really control how you feel. Feelings are not inherently bad. But you need to look within to understand what is causing them. Also no one is immune to the green-eyed monster. 

We feel the things we do for a reason, and oftentimes we have to dig deep within to understand the true source of those feelings. Be patient with yourself. The more fulfilled you feel in the various aspects of your life—romantic, social, professional, and hobbies—the less envy you will feel towards anyone. 

Nevertheless by being envious of someone, you’re putting down your own positive spirits. 

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