Today in my reading Anne Lamott explained how she came to terms with her jealousy of more successful writers:

I started to write about my envy. I got to look in some cold dark corners, see what was there, shine a little light on what we all have in common. Soetimes this human stuff is slimy and pathetic—jealousy especially so—but better to feel it and talk about it and walk through it than to spend a lifetime being silently poisoned. 

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