Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion (UPA, 2014)

Envy is a universal emotion, yet people are very reluctant to confess their envy of another. In Embracing Envy, Josh Gressel (Season 1, Episode 187) suggests it is our shame at admitting we feel inferior to another person that keeps envy so hidden.

Through interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature, this book delves into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our daily lives.

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  1. Absolutely! Envy and jealousy are primal emotions that frequently overlap. The source of jealousy and envy derives from childhood. If a person is made to feel inadequate by the circumstances of their upbringing, the natural coping mechanism propels the individual toward overcoming this feeling.