Great story, Ryan. You have a lot of self awareness, which is the most important part of trying to overcome a negative emotion. Once we’re aware and honest about our emotions rather than denying them, we can start the process of dealing with them. I’ve done what you recommend many times, looking at another person’s situation in its entirety rather than just one aspect of their life and success. This process truly is conducive to the gratitude that ultimately diminishes envy.