All posts tagged: jealous

un-jealous yourself

My mom always told me to not be jealous. Yeah thanks mum, great when you see all the kids with so much stuff you want to have. I never really understood why she was saying that. Not until now, when I grew up a wise young woman (lol). Being jealous is indeed a very harmful thing: you feel bad about yourself and actually it doesn’t change anything about your situation. As a superstitious Siberian, my mom even told be to protect myself from jealousy by not showing off everything I had or accomplished. Hard for me not cruising around with my newest bike to attempt I was the coolest kid on the blog (I was definitely not). But somehow, this permanently got stuck in my had and I was observing that on myself as I was growing older: Especially when I started traveling, I got more and more wry looks from people asking me why I could afford this or hearing the sentence: “Your traveling again? Well I have to sit in the office the …