Green with Envy

Envy is one of the emotions human beings experience. When a person is unable to achieve something which someone known to him has achieved, he feels Envy. Only the saints and yogis may not be infected with this malady.

In every culture, colors are generally associated with emotions. Red is generally similar to anger, white is for peace and black is the colour of mourning in many cultures.

Although green colour has positive traits as it is associated with greenery in Nature. But in Europe and United States a phrase is very popular. It is “Green with Envy”.

Origin of the phrase has its roots in Greek psychology. There green complexion is associated with sickness, jealousy. It is said that when a person feels Envy, bile production increase. As the bile is greenish is hue, it imparts a greenish coloration to the skin.

William Shakespeare used this phrase as Othello beseeches his lord as “Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on …”

Thus like other negative emotions, Envy is also harmful for health.

https://images.app.goo.gl/Qu2AdGpDAcv4j2z27Green with envy

This link gives a beautiful message to not become green with envy but become green or optimistic that the thing is achievable.

Ranjit Singh

I am working as a scientist in the India's premium E&P oil company. Besides the commitment to my job, I read lot of literature especially good fiction, history and science. I belong to Chandigarh and did my Masters in Chemistry from Panjab University Chandigarh specializing in physical chemistry. I am fond of surfing the internet for good articles, social networking and giving vent to writing for which I have aptly chosen the blog in Wordpress. Thanks

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