The Green-eyed Monster

In response to the Daily post prompt Envy

 

It’s a terrible thing Envy.

Wanting something somebody else has

This little beast can grow up in the most smallest of children, all you need to do is look on in horror at the goings on in the school playground as the nursery school kids play with the toys in the sandpit…

“BUT I WANT IT!!!!” – the common cry of the envious kid who sees the other kid happily playing with his bucket and spade.  Within ten minutes he’s trying to get the spade.  Raised voices amass in the playground and then suddenly – something happens to finally make the nursery nurse intervene…and within seconds both kids are in tears – the first from the kid who had his spade pinched, the second from the envious little so-and-so that instigated the fracas

And as you get older – that little beast gets bigger – more zealous – more vicious

The envious kid is still there in the playground – but he (or she) is a bit more knowledgeable, a bit more savvy…Cat calls on what another kid’s wearing or carrying their books into school – example – “that sports bag is so last year!” – I am not making this up – I actually heard that passing a school yard on the way to catching the tram into Manchester.

And even though i’m writing this on WordPress – the internet hasn’t helped matters.  Subtle little cat calls on social networking sites just extend the green eyed mist.

You could put it down to that little thing “Growing Up”

But then again if not controlled – you find green eyed monsters in Academia, Business, Commerce , Sport, and Politics – and they’re all adults.

Most recently – And most publicised in the UK – a minister who once led his party had a disagreement with his boss – and led to his resignation – read between the lines and you find he’s one of a few green-eyed monsters who secretly wanted to be PM….

and after the event…though you can’t see it – a green eyed monster is hiding in plain sight – laughing at all the trouble he’s caused.

 

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