Jealousy makes fallacy (Thought for the day)

Mark worked as a cashier at a financial institution. He lived in a medium-sized home with his wife and two children. A family came to settle in that house which had been vacant near his house for many years. The house was owned by a corporate firm. Peter was the man who came down with the family to the house with fewer belongings. Peter had been transferred by the corporate firm as manager for their new branch in the City. Peter's salary was slightly higher than Mark's. They introduced themselves to each other. Although Mark and Peter had the same educational qualifications, Peter had a higher income in a decent profile at a firm than Mark, which made Mark a little jealous. Than this, there was much inferiority complex in him. So in front of Peter, he wanted to elevate himself. In a week, every day, new furniture sets, kitchen appliances, electrical and electronic appliances were arrived to Peter’s house. Seeing this, a rivalry was developed in Mark's mind. Mark also borrowed new furniture and piled them up at his home. Major portion of his income went to the higher debt burden, and the higher interest.  He reduced the expenditure for the basic necessities of the family. Sometimes to manage the need for money, he began to manipulate little by little from office money. A year later, on an office auditing, Mark's embezzlement was exposed. Considering his family situation, the company kept him at work, warning him to settle the money he had whipped. He sold all the newly purchased items for less than the actual price and settled up the money in the office. Debt settlement made him to the situation between life and death. Suddenly one day two years later, Peter was arranging to go to another city with his family due to his job transfer. Only the belongings he had brought on the first day was loaded into the vehicle. Seeing this, to find out what was up, Mark went to Peter. He learned that the entire newly landed things were belonged to firm where Pater was working and should be left to the next manager coming on transfer. Mark had no choice but to grieve over the mistake he had made in his jealousy and rivalry.
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”.  (Proverbs 27:4)
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.”    (Proverbs 13:7)


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