A feeling of unhappiness that someone else appears better off than us.
A completely natural human emotion which we all experience and which is only villified because of the haves continued attempt to maintain their position over the have nots. Let me explain:
Back in History:
Haves want to keep what they got Have nots want it. More Have nots than Haves so Haves in danger of facing rebellion.
Solution? Use their power over people minds through their control of religion (its a fact that rulling classes control religion for their own ends- think how the mediaeval abbots managed to get so rich and divine rights of king etc.) to make it seem as though wanting what you haven't got is evil. Therefore Have Nots believe them and stop wanting therefore no rebellion therefore Haves get to keep wealth.
In The present:
Less people religious but this universal belief of religions deeply inbedded in human psyche so most people still think its wrong to show natural Jealousy.
Thou shalt not envy(or some other old word I can't remember) thy neighbours Ass or their Wife or House or something like that.
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