Written by Barbara on January 14th, 2012
One of the juiciest debates to emerge in the 2012 Presidential race. Is it ENVY or a matter of fairness—- one of many themes in our doc-in-progress on this powerful human emotion. Check out this latest NPR piece at the link below.
Find out more and join the conversation @ENVYthedoc on Twitter.
Written by Barbara on January 13th, 2012
Lots of talk on the political stage these days via Mitt Romney whether it’s ENVY or plain old outrage over greed and unfairness bubbling up in Americans today. What do you think?
Written by Barbara on September 27th, 2011
Women in Saudi Arabia just won the right to vote, but are threatened with whip lashings if they attempt to drive to the polls to exercise that right.
Why do women there face such an uphill battle to get behind the wheel?
Is it ENVY of women that fuels this continuing injustice? What do you think?
As tweeted by Christiane Amanpour of ABC News,
‘A story from Absurdistan.’
Written by Barbara on September 2nd, 2011
Cool post on ambition & ENVY from Douglas Eby. Lots of insights, including mention of a title from the 90’s we haven’t yet explored but will — Bonnie Friedman’s Writing Past Dark: ENVY, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life.
Friedman calls ENVY ‘the writer’s disease.’ Yup.
Thanks to Kim Carlson, who posted Eby’s work on Facebook.
Written by Barbara on June 24th, 2011
In honor of Gay Pride Week, we’ve been wondering: how much of the zeal to keep gay people from full equal rights is somehow rooted in ENVY? Are vitriolic homophobes perhaps envious of others’ ability to live free and honestly? Kinda makes you think.
Then we came across this post from Christian writer Jerry Maneker who has asked the same questions. What say you?
Photo by Barbara Rick
Written by Barbara on May 5th, 2011
Funny, laser-like observations here from Harris Wittels — standup comedian & writer on NBC’s Parks & Recreation. He’s got a Twitter page that follows those guilty of the humble brag: silly, whiny complaints masking a major brag.
“What I hate about a humble brag is that people try to come off like they aren’t bragging. It’s people not being honest about their intention. Just tell us you are at an exclusive party. Don’t hide it behind a complaint about your dress not fitting.”
Are the folks that do this deliberately stoking ENVY? Wittels thinks so: ”I have realized that people do most things so they can tell other people about it. It’s all validation.”
Thanks to @lskonech for the tip on this WSJ.com piece!!
‘Ugh. I just pocket dialed spokesperson for Pentagon.’ —Greta Van Susteren
Written by Barbara on April 18th, 2011
‘I’m not sure the goal needs to be to have more turtles under you than anyone else has.’
Thought-provoking piece on ENVY from amazing Seth Godin. Thanks to Peter Crosby for the heads up on this!
Written by Barbara on April 16th, 2011
She’s blonde. Thin. Rich. Married to a rock star. Charmed-life liver. What’s not to ENVY about G.P.? The envied one talks candidly about her haters.
Do you agree that ‘hard work’ makes a person’s luck?
Written by Barbara on March 3rd, 2011
I don’t understand what I did wrong except live a life that everyone is jealous of. ~ Charlie Sheen
Joanna Rabiger hits the ENVY nail on the head once again with this sighting from Mr. Happy. Send us your ENVY sightings!