Let us convert jealousy to healthy competition.Jealousy is a natural human trait and psychologists say that it is present even in the animals albeit in a slightly different form. All the human beings are jealous to more or less extent. It is something we inherit and it manifests time to time depending upon the circumstances.
People say it is a bad trait and we should avoid it as far as possible because it does not do any good to us except increasing our stress level and adding to our worldly worries.
Now the question comes how to suppress this trait and control this bad element which haunts us time and again.
I feel that though it is a natural instinct but it can be handled in positive ways. One solution is to analyse the root cause of this feeling of jealousy. Once you know the root cause then you can make some constructive work to achieve some proficiency in that field where you were lacking and feeling jealous when other person achieved something there.
I want to illustrate it with a real life example of my friend in a remote place (I also belong to that place) who did not read and learn english till class 5 as that time the schools in those remote areas were like that only and he started to learn ABCD only from class 6. Later he always felt jealous and humiliated when he saw people talking in english. By the time he did his B.A. he learned english but he was still shaky and weak when it came to pronunciation and vocabulary.
He took a very bold decision of doing M.A. with english and for that he had to go to DSB PG College Nainital, Uttarakhand, the nearest place where he got admission.
After two years when he came back and we met, I was feeling jealous of his english!
So the point is he overcame the deficiency in the field where he earlier had the pangs of jealousy. What do you think about this?