Do you remember this joke:
A lady at a banquet was sitting next to someone wearing a gigantic, stunning diamond ring…
She looked at her tablemate with envy and commented on the ring.
"Wow," she enthused, "It's breathtaking!"
The woman wearing the ring, Mrs. Plotsky, smiled.
"Yes," she said, "but it comes with a curse…"
"Really?" her neighbor, still green with envy, asked. "What's the curse?"
"Plotsky!" was the one word response.
We often find it easy to look at one aspect of what someone else has and feel deprived because we don't have that thing… BUT the reality, all the add-ons that come with the desired object, is just as often overlooked…
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
Think of all the times in your life that you felt envy.
Remember: Envy is defined as wanting what someone else has and believing that it is not available to you.
Make a list of all the things that other people have that you have wanted… and believed that you could not have.
Now, ask yourself what all the 'add-ons' are that would have come with these things. (Remember Plotsky!)
Would the whole package really have been value added to your life?