WHEN SOME WE APPRECIATE, SOME SELF-DEPRECIATE.
IS IT THE LOUSY FEELING I CALL ‘GUILOUSY’?
Under the shower I was seized with an uncomfortable thought- should we refrain from praising some, because some other wise ones take it otherwise? They don’t express it, but the sulking and ruing are in the air; we feel their absent presence… like ghosts.
They feel slighted merely because some one else is delighted. Desperate, they love praise heaped upon themselves, even if undeserved; but recoil in jealousy, if not horror, when someone else is applauded, particularly when that someone is close or known.
Is it inferiority complex? Or guilt? Or jealousy?
Or is it guilt-jealousy combo…the lousy feeling I call ‘Guilousy’?
But how to assuage their hurt? Their deeds or lack of them are so awesome, one can’t voice admiration…for the mouth is agape in astonishment. : )
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