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Why We All Need to Stop Envying Celebrities ...

By Alison

Celebrities sure do have the perfect lives, don't they? Not only do they get paid a fortune, but also get freebies as a perk of the job. Then they travel everywhere in private jets, live in luxury mansions, and are admired by millions. Who wouldn't want to live their lives, if only we could? Well, envying celebrities their fabulous existence means that you won't focus on enjoying your own life. Here's why you need to stop envying celebs …

1 Their Lives May Not Be as Good as They Seem

As surprising as it may seem, the life of a celebrity may not be as good as you imagine. It's the kind of life where you have to take the rough with the smooth - and the rough includes having photographers follow you everywhere you go, and the media making very personal comments about your appearance. It's difficult for celebrities to have any private life …

2 We Can't Have What They Have

Although it seems that anyone can become famous these days, it's not really that simple. We can't have the life that celebs have, and why would you want to? There really are more important things in life than fame and money, so learn what really matters and pursue those things that have more value.

3 You'll Be Wasting Your Own Life

Envying others is pointless, and means that you'll be wasting your own life. If you spend too much time wishing you had Kim Kardashian's money or Rihanna's wardrobe, you're hoping for something that will never happen. Be more realistic; try building your own financial security and look for ways to dress well on a budget.

4 We All Have Things in Our Lives to Appreciate

I'm pretty certain that even celebs envy other people sometimes. It's human nature to want what we haven't got. But even if you're not rich and famous, you still have many worthwhile things in your life. Look for the things of value that you have - these are often things you can't put a price on, like friends and family.

5 Envy is Not Productive

Envy is absolutely unproductive. It's a very negative emotion that will get you nowhere. If you really want a better life, you're the only one who can achieve it. Get an education and build a good career. You may not end up extremely wealthy, but you can work towards achieving your goals in a realistic way.

6 It's Often an Illusion

We may think we know all about celebrities, but we don't know what their lives are really like. It's an illusion presented by the media, that makes us think we are having glimpses into their lives. They have fears and worries as well, so don't assume that their lives are perfect.

7 Be Yourself!

Finally, one of the best reasons for not envying celebrities is that wanting to be them or like them means denying yourself the chance to be who you are. Being yourself is the best person to be! You're every bit as interesting as they are, so enjoy the life you have and appreciate the person that you are.

Envying others gets you nowhere and makes you feel more down, so concentrate on enjoying and appreciating your own life. You have more than you think, so don't feel despondent that you're not living the fabulous life of a celebrity! What are the things you love most about your life?

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