The jealous being!

This past week kept forcing on me only one thing repetitively, starting from Monday morning till now, the minute that I am writing it, there was only one thing that came to me over and over. It has been rubbed on my face, time and again that people aren’t jealous of you when they fail, but jealousy comes in with your success. Their failure does not seem to be the foundation of such paltry feelings, but someone else’s accomplishment is.

And honestly there is no solution to jealousy! When jealous feelings makes home inside of you, no rationale helps. There is only one question that bothers, “Why not me?”

And if by some chance there is someone who isn’t jealous of your endeavours, you are simply fortunate to have that wonderful individual in your life.


Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

34 thoughts on “The jealous being!

  1. An interesting take on another negative human trait, Moushami! Envy, manifests when people decide to compare the greener grass of their fellow beings, forgetting individual efforts put to make and keep the grass green. The positive trait to jealousy is admiration for another’s success and accomplishments, which is sadly and selfishly bestowed by our own human psyche only to limited and selected few! Just another food for many of our thoughts.. 🙂

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  2. Desire is the root of the problem. As you may be saying…” Why not me?” They also maybe looking at you and saying…”Why not me? Why always her?” Desire causes suffering. Why not just be happy for them?

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  3. While jealousy has indeed struck ever human since childhood, it may seem as though there is no antidote for jealousy. But while we may think, “Why not me?” asking why we can’t have something we want, we can also ask “Why not me?” when referring to bad things, like having cancer or being homeless. Why aren’t we inflicted with many of the bad things of this world? Anyone who is reading this probably has a computer, internet, clothes, shoes, food, water, and all the things necessary for living a life, whether it be an easy one or hard. We can turn our jealousy into thankfulness, because of God’s grace, who gives us ALL we need! Thanks for sharing your thoughts today Moushmi. It made me think about jealousy and how I should work in that area!
    ~ Megan Joy

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  4. Jealousy is often considered as a curious vice…it may turn friends into foes, lovers into nemesis…although its roots run deep and dark, yet we all have been bequeathed with the power to overcome its poison and be a person worth our values. Such a lovely post indeed💞💞

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  5. Jealousy comes from insecurity that grows on the thought that we are inferior to other in some form or the other. It also comes to people who compare different people. Basically, we are brought up in a competitive world wherein we are forced to compare ourselves with others. We have been made to believe that there is always that better person in the society that we need to look upto.

    It takes some reading, learning, experience and enlightment to understand that every one’s journey is unique in this world and there is no point in comparing ourselves with another person. Whoever understands this will be less jealous of others.

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      1. It’s the truth!!!! We can stop giving them due attention if we find friends or lover who give immitation of love…..but at the end of the day, it’s the parents selfless love which stands the test of time!

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