the world i live in seems to promote a neverending awareness of the possessions of others. it does so internally,"我想知道人们是否注意到我开的车"以及外部的意识，"i sure wish we had a nice house like them." the bible refers to it as "coveting." but to many of us,它更像是一个永恒的意识流。
此外(与上面的列表相比，这几乎是一个附加说明)，this desire to "keep up with the joneses" causes us to keep up our appearance by hoarding possessions or purchasing items above our income level. our desire to prove that we have arrived causes us to focus attention on the accumulation of things.
this wanting of your neighbors' life will forever haunt you and rob you of joy until you tackle the deeper issues of self-worth that are going on inside of you. the value of your life is not defined by the size of your home or what fills its shelves,你生命的价值在于你的灵魂，你的心,and your actions. find that value apart from material possessions and the envy for your neighbors' life will soon begin to fade.
find value in your soul through faith. find value in your heart by realizing your capacity to love. and find value in your actions by impacting a life around you.