It has its ups and downs. On one hand, Jealousy of someone’s achievements may make us strive for our very own and to become that much better at what we do. In turn, this allows us to excel. Coming from a guy who spent his college weekends competing for speech trophies and medals, a little healthy competition (I stress the word healthy), where there is only one first place trophy rather than trophies for all, never hurts. It makes us work harder.
So, as long as you keep the green-eyed monster at bay—I say a titch of envy goes a long way.