Anonymous said: I wish I was you
I heard something recently about this. It was about how if you’re going to be jealous of someone/something, be jealous of all of it.
If you’re jealous of someone having a great talent, be jealous of all the time, money and failures they put into it, too. Be jealous of how they may have got put down for not being very good at the start, be jealous of how they may have been bullied for trying to go for said talent. Be jealous of how the talent may not pay all the bills, if any at all.
If you’re jealous of the way someone looks, be jealous of how they hate certain parts of it. Be jealous of the bullying nicknames they had as a kid, be jealous of their whole body, even the bits you might not prefer. Be jealous of them being told they’re too this, too that, not enough of this. Be jealous of the present and future health issues that come with having that body.
And if you’re jealous of an entire person? Be jealous of their insecurities, be jealous of what struggles they have to face, be jealous of their health issues, be jealous of their aches and pains, be jealous of their mental state, be jealous of every single negative thought they’ve ever had, be jealous of their deepest and darkest secrets, be jealous of everything you may not know about, including the possibility of all kinds of abuse. Be jealous of the nights they spend awake, feeling exactly how you might do when you’re not feeling your best. Be jealous of their family, be jealous of their living arrangements, be jealous of their past, and future, or lack of. Everything.
The good and the bad.
It’s a lot easier to lack jealousy over others when you begin to really see the good and bad as a whole package, rather than just picking out the parts you like.