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When we see others with a luxurious home, fame, perfect spouse, and an amazing body we assume they've got it all. This can produce a couple of different effects, depending on the individual. For some, witnessing the success of others can lead to admiration for the people who have acquired all of these things that we hope to have. In some people, however, the success of others can produce feelings of jealousy.

These people will waste their entire lives coveting what others have. They'll allow resentment and hatred to rule their life, clouding their judgment, affecting their health and ability to succeed in life. 

They'll watch with envious eyes, looking and hoping for any opportunity to bring down the ones whom they believe do not have a right to enjoy the wealth, spouse, etc. which they covet.

Yet when all is said and done, they fail to realize that we are responsible for our own life, that success and failure are our's to make.

They will also forget that appearances can be deceiving.

A luxurious home might be the result of an excessive mortgage, or going beyond the front door could reveal a shell without furniture. The dream spouse in reality could be purely materialistic, ready to bail at the first hint of financial ruin. And all the fame in the world means nothing if noone who can be counted on for support in a time of crisis.

If you ever find yourself resenting the seeming great life of others, remember this spin on the adage "the grass is always greener on the other side".

For the grass so green may in fact be nothing more than artificial turf.


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