Jealousy is a a tricky beast; it’s funny to think how happy you can be for someone else’s successes but still find a way to say something that cuts them down.
When you see talented people, you wish you were as good as them. But rather than improving yourself or focusing on your skills, you may say something that’s dismissive of what they’re doing and can create a resentment towards them that’s really ill focused.
I know even I’ve done it in the past and most of the time I don’t even really mean to do it. I’m typically amazed by how talented people are and I try to be supportive and cheer people on when given the opportunity. But every once in awhile I can be snarky and a mean comment just sort of happens and slips out.
Recently I had someone cut me and the work I do down. I knew when it happened and was sort of taken back but I just laughed it off. Inside I was thinking, so this is how you really feel about what I’m doing… I’ve come to the conclusion that if someone really wants to be jealous and make a snarky comment towards me than I have a feeling I’m doing something right. Haters Gonna Hate.