Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Envy VS Jealousy


Put aside all the brainy definitions, to me, 'Envy' and 'Jealousy' is the same thing. ‘Envy’ is just a made-up word to make ‘jealousy’ looks good. Although both refer to negative thoughts, ‘envy’ seems to have a slight positive element; it inspires to improve whereas ‘jealousy’ has a tendency towards destruction.


I envy friends (same age) that have ‘made’ it in life. ‘Made’ here meaning:

1. they’re drawing more than me

2. they have all the time in the world to do whatever they like ( worst-being paid just to do that)

3. Owning my dream car or any luxury car (damn!)

4. Able to jet set around the world with ease

5. The ‘Braves’ – resign from a stable job and set up own business (and earning more than before! cis!)


2009 is drawing to an end and I think there is still time to look around and question ourselves about the future. Do we still want to stay in our comfort zone and remain envious of others? Or be adventurous, venture into new line of business and stretch ourselves to the limits!?

Please give me the strength…

"It is never too late to be who you might have been."--George Eliot

8 comments:

Jay Ismail said...

Mt dear friend,

life is a never-ending battle..its not bout how many u killed...but its about the decisions that u make to survive...


be patient my friend..good things will happen to good people :)

sharel said...

thanks dude..harap-harap dahi aku telah di cop dengan label 'good boy'..hehe

oh by the way..

I envy you..haha

twayblade said...

think the other way round. your friends might envy u too because u hv achieved stability in terms of family institution-a wife and a son. that's fabulous in its truest sense.

amadzlan said...

im leaving comfort zone next year. quitting job, and hopefully be able to do what i'm passionate about, photojournalism!!

envious dengan kawan2 'the braves' dah lama sangat, it's about time i take charge of my own life ;)

good luck!

Jay Ismail said...

i agree with twayblade...honestly dude..aku envy ngan ko..i mean..we both graduated industrial design..but u seems to be goin a good life..keje elok...dah kawen * tu yg penting tu*..ada anak and all..

while im havin all the fun in the world..and yet aku rasa tak kemana pon..how many nights can u spend in a club? how many hours u can leh spend main gundam? baper jam ko leh pusing2 shopping centre and yet balik tak beli apa2...bile tgk alik kawan2 cam ko yg dah settle down..ada family semua..kekadang sedih gaks..hahahaha..

but then again..aku nya cita2 nak jadi hugh hefner...

so mick..one day ur time to shine will come..who knoes..it could be tomorrow..lusa...minggu depan...kite doakan ajala supaya kite dpt rahmat dan rezeki.....

sharel said...

ida: hmmm never thought of it that way before..Alhamdulillah i have indeed achieved all that..tapi tula..ni la contoh manusia yang tak selalu bersyukur dan tidak pernah puas dengan apa yang kita dah ada..ish ish.. next year's resolution, kena selalu bersyukur! Thanks for the reminder!

belle: waaaaah!!! there you go!! cayalah belle..all the best in the new venture!!

sifoo: haha hugh hefner!!! ni yang buat aku lagi envy kat kau ni!!!

don't worry dude..InsyaAllah you'll find your 'bunny' nanti...this time around, make sure to tambat dia baik punyaaaa, and make lots and losts of 'bunny-lings'..hahaha

doamu dan doaku untuk semua

izza syahida said...

InsyaAllah, ada kot rezeki.. Antara cepat or lambat,byk or sikit..we never know..doa n ikhtiar, insyaAllah ada la rezeki kita.. =D

sharel said...

Amiiiiin..Amiiiin...