Wanting what someone else has got

One of the more unattractive traits in people is wanting what someone else has.

It can cause people to become dissatisfied with what they’ve got if they think someone’s got something better, even if they were satisfied with what they had before.

It happens with monkeys too.

Is this the foundation for politics of envy?

#gigatownoamaru wants to be the fastest town in the Southern Hemisphere – and is working for it.

10 Responses to Wanting what someone else has got

  1. Viv K says:

    Greed, selfishness, arrogance and lack of empathy, the politics of the National party, are extremely unappealing. The ‘politics of envy’ is a term invented by the right wing that they like to toss about whenever their policies are challenged. As for ‘good news now’ and ‘Cunliffe says different things to different people’, it is so obvious Ele that your spin doctors have told you all what to say this month.

  2. homepaddock says:

    Viv – the views expressed here are my own. I have no contact with spin doctors and no-one – in or outside National – tells me what to write.

  3. robertguyton says:

    “One of the more unattractive traits in people is wanting what someone else has.”

    Yes. New Zealanders had Mighty River Power and Meridian Energy.
    Some envious, greedy foreign corporations wanted what we had.
    Now they’ve got chunks of them. Soon they’ll want all of them.

    Thanks, John Key.

  4. jabba says:

    are you bOb in disguise Viv .. what a load of crap

  5. jabba says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. Andrei says:

    Lol – the politics of the left is the politics of envy – somebody has something I haven’t got, let’s pass a law to take it from them

    CGT tax for example.

    In fact the politics of Labour and the Greens are the politics of sour jealous individuals that cannot stand that somebody somewhere might be happy and seek every opportunity to spoil it for those that are and to spoil everything that does bring human contentment and happiness

  7. Gravedodger says:

    You missed one by my count Jabba.
    z
    there fixed it for you

  8. robertguyton says:

    I thought so.
    Asleep at the wheel.

  9. JC says:

    Fear of Yellow Peril and Americans is strong in this one.

    Foreign direct Investment, the major source of our health, wealth and prosperity.. oooo.. evil

    JC

  10. Mr E says:

    The timeliness of this blog is such that anyone would think your are following Southlands local politics Ele.

    To me it is a snap Snap moment.

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