Are you GREEN?
Isn't the word schadenfreude brilliant?It means *malicious pleasure in the misfortunes of others* and I'm sure you know why I chose the above picture.
I regularly indulge in a bit of shadenfreude without any guilt feelings whatsoever.
But Envy is different. I hate myself when I feel jealous.
I feared I might be jealous of Friend B and her glittering dinner parties. Then I read in Cosmopolitan that you are only truly jealous of a person if you would like to swap places.
Yikes! I was cured instantly.
Philip Larkin had been a pal of Kingsley Amis at Oxford ......
........ but Kingsley seemed to have much more success in later life.
Larkin writes to a friend in 1958 .... Kingsley's appearance on Network 3 on Jazz (the first of 6 programmes) has had its obvious effect on me.
"I am a corpse eaten out with envy, impotence, failure, envy, boredom, sloth, snobbery, envy, incompetence, inefficiency, laziness, lechery. envy, fear, baldness, bad circulation, bitterness, envy, sycophancy, deceit, nostalgia etcetera."
G'won Phil don't hold back.
And why should Sven?KAZ