Envy rears its ugly head when someone has a thing or benefit you want for yourself - a bigger office, a better body, a bigger paycheck, more attention, a special privilege.
Both envy and jealously are fanned by the perception that a "winner" had an unfair advantage. The jealous or envious person finds themselves constantly thinking about the situation, wondering when their "turn" at recognition is going to come.
I think I’m struggling with a bit of envy and a bit of “it’s not fair.”
I’m jealous of people who can eat whatever they want and gain nothing… and don’t even “have to” exercise.
I am tired of eating another carrot and my friends and family get to enjoy their 4th…