Jealousy is ingrained in human nature. You can’t fight it. When it hits you, it hits you hard. Even the ones with the ‘purest’ interest in their hearts are not immune to this universal feeling of ‘inability to come to terms with one’s own inefficiencies’!
Ouch! That hurt, let’s just call it plain old jealousy then.
And, even if you nod your head vigorously that you have never felt that way, ask your little ‘saintly’ heart what was your first feeling when you saw your best friend in that killer dress? Don’t mask it under the pretext that you so wanted that dress, and that you would have totally rocked it. Admit it, you know what you were…
Despite all that sophistication, education and walking tall, we still have this underlying pettiness. However, the beauty is not in running away from it. But in acknowledging it, processing it and reacting accordingly. After all, we may not be able to control what we feel, but we can definitely control our reactions.
So, be jealous, turn into a greener shade of olive. But, be human, appreciate the good, and turn into a paler shade of white!