| ||Ask HN: How do you deal with professional envy?|
314 points by cneurotic 40 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 281 comments |
|I think everyone feels envious of a high-flying peer once in a while. Or at least, I definitely do.|
When someone younger than me, in my field, is making more money / getting more acclaim / winning praise from people I respect, it makes me seethe. Sometimes I even waste my time looking for a way to invalidate them, to put an asterisk* on their success, so I can feel better about myself.
Does this happen to anyone else? What do you do about it?
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