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Envy

How to Tame the Green-Eyed Monster

Kristan Hoffman

They say envy is a green-eyed monster. We’ve all felt the bite of its fangs and the seep of its poison. That mix of resentment, frustration, and longing can be toxic.

But there’s good news: Envy does have an antidote, and over time we can build up immunity. In my experience, it’s even possible to transform envy into a positive influence. Getting to that point is a practice and a process—one I’m constantly working on—but I believe that the rewards are well worth the effort.

PUT AWAY THE MEASURING STICK

They say comparison is the thief of joy. I know this to be true because I have spent far too much time stealing happiness from myself.

Like most modern writers, I rely on the Internet for information, ...

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