I’m not usually a jealous guy. I’ve had a lucky life so far. I’ve found true love, travelled to 60 countries, lived 11 of my 28 years overseas, received the best education money can buy, and enjoy my work for the most part. I live a pretty simple lifestyle. I don’t care about clothes, cars, or other fancy items. I love my books, my movies, and eating.
While I am in sound financial condition, many of my hometown friends in BC are quite rich. I have never, ever felt jealous of them in any shape or form. All of their wealth, by the way, is inherited wealth. Most of them are not as successful in business terms as their fathers.
However, I just learned that a junior high friend of mine from a modest background (27 years old now…lost touch with him for years) cofounded a company and the stock price of this company has exploded. Basically, this junior high friend has made US$20 million or more in the last two years. He has even been featured in Forbes magazine.
I find myself feeling slightly jealous of him (we had a falling out about 12 years ago), something that I have never felt with any of my other friends :loco: Is this normal? Why am I more jealous of him? Because he is young and self-made?