I try to approach the subject of envy reasonably. It brings me more good than harm. I don’t remember any moment when my jealousy was destructive for me or my loved ones. However, I know that jealousy very often causes bad behavior. Fortunately, jealousy has not blinded me so far.
As in the previous weeks, before falling asleep I listed all the feelings of jealousy that happened to me that day. Fortunately, there weren’t many of them. Since I had a particularly large number of contacts this week with people much younger than me, I mostly envied their young age.
Simplicity. I went back to my favorite circles to show the intensity of my feelings in various categories. The graph is very minimalistic, but I think it’s clear. Not accidentally, I used yellow. Somewhere I found that this color represents jealousy.
Klaudia’s card, like mine, is minimalist, but it has one additional value – metaphorical “jealousy holes”. Meaningful. Bravo for the idea.
Interesting topic… I think in the past I used to feel jealous more often. Especially when I did not know what I was aiming for and what was my priority in life. Today I have greater acceptance for myself. I also try not to compare myself to others, but only to myself from previous days.
I never thought about how often I feel jealous. I suspected that most often I envy people their achievements and successes, and it turned out to be true.
I tried to catch every pang of jealousy and write it down right away in my notebook. Maybe I missed something, but I tried to be careful. Interestingly, about ⅓ of the collected data comes from social media.
The idea came exceptionally quickly. I started to wonder what I associate jealousy with and how I perceive it. Is it empowering or, on the contrary, depressing? It is by all means the latter, so I immediately thought of the “holes” I fall into whenever I feel unhealthy jealousy.
At first I was very surprised when I took the postcard out of my mailbox. Was Jakub really so jealous of other people’s age? After all, he is still so young 😉 I was intrigued by the fact that most of our categories differed, and the overlapping ones were arranged in a completely different order. I was really surprised, but I realized that jealousy is a feeling not often discussed with others, even with friends.
I like the card visually very much. I know that Jakub likes circles and their use in this context is well-suited and clear.