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July 25, 2017

Love vs. Envy

“Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.”
(Josh Billings)


When I love you, I strive to see the whole of you, so outlier incidents and continuing struggles do not define you.


When I envy you, I see only a few of the outside indicators of your success (i.e. those things I believe I lack). I don’t want to know the whole of your life, with all of its complexities and imperfections and insecurities.


This is why it’s impossible to “love” celebrities.


Peace begins with pause,



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