I feel incredibly jealous when I see people do amazing stuff that I want to do.
Like this guy Harish, studying in BITS Pilani, he grew a YouTube channel to 100k in a year. And another guy who started up at 18 and got some prestigious award and is now in Stanford.
Whenever I think I’m jealous, I’m internally reminded of this quote from The Almanack of Naval Ravikant:
“If you're not willing to do a wholesale, 24/7, 100 percent swap with who that person is, then there is no point in being jealous.”
Do I want to go to BITS Pilani or an IIT or Stanford? Of course.
A 100k YT channel? Sure.
But do I want a whole life like him? Hell no.
We never get jealous of a person. We get jealous of one part of his/her life.
And combining different parts you envy of different people, you can find what you want to do with your life. Or what life you want.
And to do exactly this, I’m starting to keep a Jealousy Journal.