The Uses of Envy

Envy actually has some good uses. At a young age we are taught that envy is not a good thing. Envy, like fear is an important emotion that can help us identify what we want. It is a call to action that should not be feared. If we can get by the shame associated with envy, then we can use it to make our lives more meaningful.

Key Takeaways:

  • People are used to thinking envy in negative terms.
  • Envy is an emotion though most people should learn to accept and in a education way learn from.
  • Envy can be used to see what we would want for ourselves. It can drive us to be and seek something more.

“We’re used to thinking of envy in very negative terms. But it’s an emotion we should learn to accept and – in a calculated way – learn from.”

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