Envy - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
If you envy one who reaches a mountain top and yet do not envy the blood and sweat it took to climb there, perhaps you can transform it to a loving form of respect. They earned it, right?
Envy is a vice because it is rooted in emotional indifference, which is the opposite of love.
If I say I have "envy" I intend it as a compliment, because I love you. Perhaps there is a better way to say it, yet at times the faux-envy has a better impact on self confidence.
Envy is a vice because it poisons the soul, because it can never come from a loving heart. And this is what the philosophy of love teaches, that when love is our supreme first principle, all must stem from it, flow from it, be connected to it.
Everyone you envy as pains too, struggles and challenges. At best envy is a distraction from your task of improving yourself, at worst it is a pathway to your worst self, a person you'll find it hard to respect.