After a few weird pictures the last few days I decided it was time to lighten the mood a bit for our good friend ENVY.
Let's get the business out of the way and run through Wikipedia's definition of my second last sin.
Like greed, Envy (Latin, invidia) may be characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons. First, greed is largely associated with material goods, whereas envy may apply more generally. Second, those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it. Dante defined this as "love of one's own good perverted to a desire to deprive other men of theirs."
So, as you can see, what the green eyed monster should actually be saying is "I want you to not have what you have".. but let's not get bogged down on technicalities.
I love to see celebrities or people who look like they have it all come crashing back to reality. For example, Australian actor Dieter Brummer who was the golden boy with his role as Shane Parish on the soap opera "Home and Away" from 1992-1996. At that time people were saying he could be the next big thing. At that time he seemed to have the world at his feet. At this time, while he still does get a few minor acting roles, he is now a window cleaner and was charged with drink driving 18 months ago.
He was an icon, and now he's a regular guy. There is not as much of a gap between the two as some like to think.
Being the outcast all the way through school, it is also satisfying to see that the kids who had it all then have nothing now. Not that I wanted what they had back then, I've said it before - I've always found living as an outcast to be the most comfortable way of life, but I did know that I wanted those to had it easy through school to struggle later in life (seeing the mighty fall and all that sort of thing)
And you know, there was a time when I envied other bloggers who had tons of followers or who always received lots of comments or who were excellent writers, but do you know what? I don't care about that any more.
Because I've found there's something more important to come from blogging than followers or comments. There are friendships to be made. And I wouldn't trade the friends I've made for all the followers or comments in the world.
Forgive me ScoFans for I have sinned. I was once envious of you, but now I love you too much to want to see your insides cut out while I snicker and ask "Where are your followers now?!"