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It is a very common human tendency that people feel a bit of envious when they see that people around them are succeeding much in life and getting ahead when they themselves are still doing the same or just fine. When we are ourselves doing fine in our lives, we do not feel all these things. Instead, we feel happy for others.
But when we see that the others are getting way ahead of us, the feeling of jealousy or envy comes very easily into us. Jealousy or envy is actually a very common human feeling. The fact is that almost all of us go through it. Some of us are able to control it and not affect our behavior. Some of us are able to overshadow this vice with other powerful feelings of empathy and virtues.
The problem arises when some people are not able to control their feelings of jealousy or envy. It becomes very evident in their behavior and henceforth, these people are also not able to modulate their behavior towards the people they are jealous of. They become rude to others. There are not many people who are able to distinguish between jealousy and enviousness. There is a thin line between jealousy and enviousness. However, this thin line makes a lot of difference and when this thin line gets blurred in certain cases, it is then that the problems begins to happen.
It is not exactly bad to be envious of others. However, it is really bad to be jealous of others. Why is that so? To be really able to understand the difference between the two, it is important that we understood both the feelings individually. When a person of jealous of someone else, they do not try to emulate them or out win them.
When a person is jealous of someone else, then, rather than praying or striving for the good of our own selves, we pray for the downfall or the bad of someone else. This is where the wrong lies. It is not wrong to be inspired by someone success and to wish to become as successful as them. However, to wish for the bad of others is truly a wrong thing.
When we are envious of others, we wish to become like them. We want to be where they are and we want to live the life that they live. However, in the process, we do not wish that they come down to lower levels of success or to a place where they cannot afford all these things. When we envy someone for their good, we try to emulate them and become like them.
At times, being envious can actually inspire you to work harder and do better. Being envious is not wrong because it inspires you to do well for your own self. Being jealous is wrong because it impels to think bad of and for others.