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Why envy is really self-criticism at work

The negative emotion, though natural, comes from a scarcity mindset where we believe that life is a zero-sum game


WE all like to think of ourselves as reasonable, well-meaning people. Not saints, certainly, but surely one of the good guys.

So why is it that when we attend high-school reunions, there is always this part of us that hopes our former classmates have grown fatter, uglier and have jobs...

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