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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

How to overcome envy over the depth and beauty of other people's blogposts

There are several effective methods. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
  1. Convert envy to zeal. "Boy howdy, I'll write a blog post of my own, with this as my model and exemplar!"
  2. Convert envy to pride. "I've got to admit, I can really spot a deep and beautiful blogpost when I see one."
  3. Convert envy to vainglory. "This, clearly, is the pearl produced by my comment on that post back on June 26."
  4. Convert envy to sloth. "You know, I bet if... say, when do the Brewers play?"
  5. Avoid envy altogether. "I don't read that blog anymore."