Profit on day £760
Our best mates posted the above photo to the chat group our little gang share, a pic of them enjoying their retirement with a cheeky lunch at some seaside resort. Several hours went by, with it becoming obvious that everyone had seen the photo, but no-one had put a like or a smiley face on it, let alone actually engaged with it.
Retirement envy, it seems, is now a thing in our gang.
So, I’m grateful for the serendipity of an article in the paper that had a bunch of quotes to help us on our way.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die - Carrie Fisher
Envy is the ulcer of the soul – Socrates
Envy is the rottenness of the bones – Solomon
Envy is its own punishment – Aesop (Beautiful)
Comparison, or the lack of it, is the key, apparently (the author of the article no doubt googling furiously.)
Where there is no comparison, there is no envy – Francis Bacon
Comparison is the thief of joy – Theodore Roosevelt
Nah, not for me, I spent the day winning £760 on the gee gees…