Do People (Even Your Friends And Family) Really Wish You To Succeed?
People usually say things like: "I wish you success" or "I hope you make it" but is that what they really mean?
Sadly usually not. And not only do they not really mean it, they secretly and many times unconsciously want you to fail.
Why? Because your success means that THEY are now slipping lower on the social scale in your group. And this means the end of status quo and more work for them to keep up.
I'm NOT saying this is always the case but you should be aware that many, if not most times, it is.
It is pure joy to me when I see someone really, truly happy for his or her friend succeeding. And you can tell if it's pure emotion or there's another agenda behind it (like if my friend succeeds, it means my circle of powerful friends has grown by one member).
As you can see, there are selfish reasons to be happy for your friend's success but what I usually observe is that people rarely wish really deeply, from the bottom of their heart, that their friend would succeed.
Kind of sad.
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