‘Every Time a Friend Succeeds, I Die a Little’: Envy and Creativity

Photo by Chase Alias.

“Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Or their success.

By human nature we compare ourselves to others. We’re social creatures, and social creatures create a pecking order, so we tend to rank ourselves against others’ achievements because our brain is wired to figure out where we fit…