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16
Jul 2020
THE EVIL OF ENVY

Envy (from Latin invidia) is an emotion which “occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it”. Aristotle defined envy as pain at the sight of another’s good fortune, stirred by “those who have what we ought to have.” Wikipedia. Envy is also a feeling of discontent and ill will because of another’s advantages, possessions, etc.; resentful dislike of another who has something that one desires.” The evil of envy cannot be over-emphasized. It flashes through someone’s heart as very insignificant thought. If the......

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