Envy or Jealousy

"While most people use the words 'jealousy' and 'envy' interchangeably, they're actually two distinct emotions. Jealousy is solicited anytime there is a threat to something that is of value to an individual (in other words, it's that icky feeling you get when you are afraid something will be taken away from you). Envy, on the other hand, is the emotion solicited when somebody has something that you want for yourself."

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