Jealousy vs Envy

4 July 2014
8:57am

What’s the difference between jealousy and envy?

Alright. To know the difference you have to know the meaning of each–

I’m way ahead of You. Jealousy means “resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself. Mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims. And/or vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.”

How about envy?

Envy means “a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc. An object of envious feeling.” Sample sentence–“Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates.”

Alright then. From the definitions, which do you think gives a stronger energy?

Well, in jealousy, the words “resentment against a rival”, “mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry” and “maintaining or guarding something” seem a lot stronger than in envy’s “a feeling of discontent”. I’d say jealousy gives a stronger energy.

Yes. Is it a positive or a negative energy?

Do You really have to ask?

Yes.

Fine. Negative. So negative that it may be the driving force in the need to eradicate another. Remember Fatal Attraction? Poor little rabbit.

Yes. As for envy, it can be a positive as well as a negative force. It is a positive force because humans by nature are competitive. Without competition, as in healthy competition, this world will not have advanced as you see it today. Because of healthy competition, you have souls who are successful, who are in high and redeemed positions, who are experts in their field, who are big assets to your governments and establishments like education, economies, industries, etc., etc., Let us just say it is a mentality of, “If he or she can do it, so can I.” That is how progress is achieved. You may envy someone. It is natural. You will work hard to try to achieve the same status as that person you are envying. You may not even know this person and vice versa. It is envy that motivates a person to seek his or her truth. To seek his or her joy. That is because envy sees another successful person having joy. Therefore the envious one will desire this kind of joy. Envy may be the driving force in a soul to live his or her purpose. If envy is used with care, as in it does not harm another soul, then it will also be a powerful energy. A positive energy. It can also be a negative energy. It is like your fisik word. You can use it to hurt another or you can use it as a mere expression. Or you can even use it to express excitement. All words are meaningless unless your soul interprets it with a certain energy. It is entirely up to you to use which energy with a word. And this applies to both the user and the recipient. Even jealousy can be used with a positive energy.

How so?

Between lovers there will–

I know! I know. It’s so cute when a partner gets a little jealous when his or her partner gets a little more than required attention from the opposite sex.

It’s cute until jealousy gets a little out of hand.

Well, You’re right there. So now, let’s talk about jealousy.

No need, child.

Why not?

You have already explained it.

No, I haven’t!

Yes, you have. With three words.

Huh? What three words?

Poor little rabbit.