Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SINopsis Of Envy

Envy is Greed's ugly cousin and Jealousy's half sister.  They are related by an insatiable desire, but differ because greed refers to material goods, jealousy is the fear of losing what you already have, and envy is about wanting what you don't have and wanting others to lose what they've got.  Envy sees the talents, abilities, achievements and good fortune of others as a reason to dislike them.  Ok, let's say I'm guilty as charged.

What's The Punishment?
If you believe what has been historically written the punishment is:

A.  You'll be put in freezing water in Hell.
B.  You'll have your eyes sewn shut with wire.

What's With The Color Green?
The association with the color green is believed to come from the ancient Greek theory of medicine.  When an imbalance of certain "humors" occurred, it manifested in physical and visible symptoms.  Envy and Jealousy caused an excess production of bile, which caused a pale-greenish cast to the skin.  Hence, the cliché, "Green with envy."

Take Home Message:
Envy is ruled by the celestial sign of the Moon and is the key behind every successful advertising campaign.  

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