Who are you ACTUALLY envious of?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@iarebridezilla:  My boss is like this.  I’m envious of her.

 

I’ve worked with her for 5 years now and she always has the same, nice, sweet personality.   When things get crazy or people screw up she doesnt’ get mad.   She’s insanely understanding.   She’s Canadian.

 

I’m telling you….Almost every Canadian I’ve ever met (one being my mother) are oddly sweet with a consistent disposition.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@iarebridezilla:  That’s a great question. I have a few classes of people I am envious of (and could probably think of more if I tried).

  1. Rich people (but not famous). Life would be so much easier if I had enough money to reach all of my goals in a timely manner. I would love to be able to spend life doing things I care about instead of working for money that all goes to the government anyway. Le sigh.
  2. Genuinely nice people – your example reminds me of my mother’s best friend. When I first met her, I couldn’t stand her. I assumed she was fake and I found it obnoxious. Now I know that she is truly just always like that. She is nice to her very core and would do anything for anyone, no questions asked. She’s been a godsend since my dad has been so ill.
  3. Patient people because I just am not. If someone isn’t understanding something I am trying to explain, annoyance creeps up fast. I assume it is a problem with their brain rather than a problem with how I’m explaining it. I could never be a teacher.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@skippydarling:  LOL, trust me. Canadians are mean too. There are LOTS of douche canoes I come across on a daily basis.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@skippydarling:  ha! i’m canadian and i’m much more like OP than your boss 😉  i do apologize WAY TOO MUCH though and people think that’s nice i guess!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@iarebridezilla:  You pretty much just described me to a T, but I always thought that was a bad quality about myself, ha. I make an effort to learn to speak my mind, because sometimes us nice people can get pushed around a lot.

So, in complete paradox to your answer, I’m jealous of.

1. People who don’t take shit from anyone. I’ve never been this way, and I think I would get ahead more quickly if I did.

2. People with a shorter commute. I drive over an hour each way to work, and I’M SO SICK OF IT! I seriously envy my coworkers, all of whom live 10 minutes away or less.

3. People with great parents and extended families. My mom is awesome, but my dad is literally a terrible human being. Same goes for 90% of my small extended family. I would kill for a large, genuinely nice family. I would even settle for family-in-law at this point, but I didn’t luck out there either.

Great point, though. I never get jealous of people because of their friends, spouse, job, money, etc. I feel super content with what I have, and wouldn’t trade it for anything. I never realized how unusual this feeling was until I grew up and saw that most people are not this way.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@iarebridezilla:  I am comfortable with my current income level, but I still have to work. I would be a lot happier if neither of us had to work. Don’t feel bad for anyone who can afford their own plane 😛 Seriously, I would take any “problems” rich folks have over having to slave away in an office all day.

Patience is a virtue I don’t have unless it is for my FI, children, and animals. My sister irritates me to no end and she gets the worst of it 😛

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@QueenOfSerendip:  Nice people do get pushed around a lot. I think that is one of the reasons I speak my mind and don’t take shit from anyone, ever. However, it still seems like a nice ideal to be like my mom’s best friend who is just the most amazing person. However, she is the only one I have ever met who is that way.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Ok this might sound reallllly weird.. but I am envious of me and how my body was when I was a few years younger!!! I could eat ANYTHING I wanted and I had a toned, fit body… I have always had slight hips and boobs and I loved those curves, but I had those curves without cellulite or that little extra pooch above tight jeans, or jiggle in my thighs, etc etc.

My metabolism is slowing down a tiny bit and now I know from here on out I am gonna have to work at it… really good diet and EXERCISE.

My FI’s younger sister is only 20 and she still has that super fit shape but she’s also becoming more “womanly” if ya know what I mean… like whyyyyyyy does it have to go away?!?!?!

I know that’s something so silly to be jealous about, because in exchange for when I was younger with the “bod” now I’m older and I’m getting married, with a man who loves me even though my body is changing a bit, and I have an awesome job that I hope turns into a full blown career, and we just bought a house, etc etc. And after the wedding (because I actually couldn’t LOSE all the weight this summer, my free dress fit perfectly and I can’t get it re-altered!) I am starting Insanity with my FI!! 😀 And it’s just probably for the best I am forced to eat healthier…. even if I didnt gain weight it would be terrible for my heart and other organs to eat crap all the time!

Also I feel kind of ashamed for thinking that way because after the wedding I DO have control over it, while I know some people struggle so much more than I do/have been through no fault of their own. Embarassed

And I guess I would also be jealous of Jennifer Lawrence.. she is GORGEOUS and FUNNY and ADORABLE and she got to “live-out” the hunger games which I looooooved those books. Sigh.

Post # 14
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805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

im envious of assertive passionate go getters, or real people persons. im such a shy introvert if i dont know you and i know its hindering me getting promoted at work. yes i work hard but i dont assert myself or get noticed enough and even when im at events where i could network im at such a loss of words. i hate it. i want to be able to run things. i see people who have been with the company only 10 years and making 6 figures. i wanna be there and im scared ill never be

Post # 16
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Graceful people. This one is from a life of being very clumsy and awkward.  When I see anyone (women especially) who moves like they are floating, I can’t help but wish that could be me!  This has been particularly true lately, when I am wondering how the hell I’m going to make it down the aisle without tripping over my own feet.

 

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