July 6th, 2004

writing

Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?
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writing

Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?
  • Current Mood
    curious curious
writing

Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?
  • Current Mood
    curious curious
writing

Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?
  • Current Mood
    curious curious
writing

Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?
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    curious curious
peace

Apologies...

for the repeated posts. LJ was in one of its moods, with things not appearing on the page even though they appeared to have been posted, and so on. Only one had shown up by the time I left to go to bed, so I assumed that only one had actually got through. My bad :(
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