Saturday, September 19, 2009

It should have been me

Do you sometimes feel jealous when you see other people win awards or receive recognition of their skills and accomplishments? Do you sometimes think, "I've done things that are just as worthy — how come no one's acknowledging me?"

Which situation is most likely to inspire twinges of envy in you: when a family member is praised, a friend, a casual acquaintance, or a public figure?

Morrissey drily sums up this phenomenon in his song We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful (on YouTube).