13 Facts About Envy


Envy is an emotion which occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.

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Envy is so integral and painful a part of what animates human behavior in market societies that many people have forgotten the full meaning of the word, simplifying it into one of the symptoms of desire.

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Envy believed this is what helps to maintain "democracy" as a system in which no one can achieve more than anyone else.

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Envy plays a significant role in the development of adolescents.

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Envy comes from comparing; these comparisons can serve as a reminder that they have failed social norms and do not fit in with their peers.

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Envy is one of the Seven deadly sins in Roman Catholicism.

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Envy is among the things that comes from the heart, defiling a person.

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Envy who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished, said Solomon.

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Envy is credited as the basis of all toil and skills of people.

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Envy is, therefore, a sin deeply ingrained in human nature.

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Envy was seen by the Apostle Paul as a real danger even within the first Christian communities.

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Envy should remain a sin of the past, defeated by God's teaching, which, as in the tenth commandment, forbids us from coveting our neighbour's things, woman, and servants, and urges us to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, as Apostle Paul said, and to love our neighbours as ourselves.

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Envy is even jealous for the land itself, the land of Israel.

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