I try not to be and think I am much more thankful for what I have than some others I know who have much more and seem to live a wasteful life...in my opinion...... I am human though and at times wish I had what they had, no point though, just be happy with what you have.
I have a friend who is drop dead gorgeous. A total glamour. And not only that, she's intelligent, sociable, a go-getter and always on the ball. I haven't been 'green-faced', but I certainly envy her. Perhaps I should aspire to be more like her, lol, that would surely be a better use of my time, lol.
Apart from her, there is nobody I envy. I suspect people were envious of me for a while. That's the only explanation for the sometimes spiteful and disgusting comments that were uttered behind my back. I'm not bitter, LOL. Just sad.
I am always happy when things go well for my friends,and I would hope that they would feel the same when I have something go right for me!!
As a small child I probably felt envy,rather than jealousy when I thought a friend had it better than me,but this was a childish thing,not an adult emotion!