Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jealousy

What is the deal with being jealous?
I don't get it.
Somebody tells you they have something really exciting going on and our first reaction is to say,
"I'm so jealous!"
And it seems like its what that person wants to hear.

Alright I'm sure this isn't true for everyone.
I have in the past enjoyed telling others of my fortunes and then reveling in their jealousy, but that was when I was a stupid and selfish teenager. I've grown up a lot since then, and now I feel really bad when people tell me they are jealous of something I'm doing or have. I feel like I need to apologize for something I have worked really hard for or have simply had the fortune of receiving. Like there needs to be some excuse.
Then to make matters worse I tell people I am jealous of their good news.
Why?
I don't really feel jealous, usually I am really excited that they have such an exciting whatever happening, and yet I feel the need to tell them I am jealous.

Well, enough!
No more!

I'm not going to do it anymore. It feels wrong to say and I don't like saying it.

Jealous is very much the wrong word

4 comments:

The Mecham Family said...

You make a great point.
(I'm jealous you thought of it before me... hahahaha)

Julie said...

I feel like maybe it has become a word that has more than one meaning. Almost like "love"...we use that word for so many things and don't really mean we "love" it.
We should just say "I'm so excited for you"! Seems like that would be the nicest thing to say! :) Sounds simple enough to me!

Sarah said...

I think this is a great point. I always say that, too. Maybe it's time to change the way I react!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Yes! You get exactly what I was saying today. Thanks for stopping by and commenting- much appreciated.