Envy is something nerds often experience.
Envy over the Blu-Ray collection of another nerd.
Envy over the Xbox Live Gamerscore of another nerd.
Envy over the greater encyclopedic Star Wars knowledge of another nerd.
Envy isn’t just reserved for nerds and their nerdclinations, though. Everyone, nerd and non-nerd alike, experiences envy at some point or another.
When we’re younger we envy the possessions of other children. We see that little Timmy has a better truck or little Suzy has a better dollhouse (granted, Timmy could also have the dollhouse and Suzy could also have the truck). We see the possessions of others and we envy them, we want them, we wish we had them.
As we get older we still experience possession envy. We see that big Timmy has a better actual truck and big Suzy has a better actual house. When a friend pulls up in a new car or a family member tells us about their exotic vacation, envy can start to well up within us. Read more »