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An amazing book, a must read for anyone who wants to understand humans, society and especially for those pretending to change the world in better Envy as encrypted in our human nature, both negative and positive but essentially for living in society The impossibility to have a perfect equal society and the danger of letting the envious rule and not least a crude and clear image of the modern society A thorough treatment of the envy, though I have issues with some of his conclusions. @Free Ø L'invidia e la società × Quello dell invidia un tema di per s fastidioso Ma assai pi sgradevole il sospetto che la nobile aspirazione umana all eguaglianza la quale un tratto fondamentale del messaggio cristiano, del pensiero democratico e di quello socialista abbia le sue radici nell ignobile sentimento dell invidia Un sospetto che ha sempre aleggiato nelle menti di studiosi di etica, sociologia e filosofia politica, ma anche nelle coscienze delle persone comuniE pu esser questa la ragione per cui l argomento invidia societ , specie negli ultimi due secoli, non ha avuto l attenzione e l approfondimento che meritavaL invidia e la societ di Helmut Schoeck tuttora, nella storia delle ricerche politico sociologiche, il pi completo e profondo studio mai realizzato in materia This book gives plenty to think about in human society It is sociological rather than philosophical, so it spendstime describing society and the impact of envy than it does saying what the response of society should be to envy He does give a fairly balanced view of envy as both a boon and bane for society His arguments on envy as the driving force of most progressivism and the foolishness of efforts to build a Utopia without envy are well worth the read His last sentence demonstrates h This book gives plenty to think about in human society It is sociological rather than philosophical, so it spendstime describing society and the impact of envy than it does saying what the response of society should be to envy He does give a fairly balanced view of envy as both a boon and bane for society His arguments on envy as the driving force of most progressivism and the foolishness of efforts to build a Utopia without envy are well worth the read His last sentence demonstrates his thesis well The time has surely come when we should stop behaving as though the envious man was the main criterion for economic and social policy Here is a wonderful quote from wiki Shoeck also argued that as envy was a natural part of human evolution and could not be suppressed, it was important to channel the emotion.He also suggested that socialism and democracy were put forward as ideas by members of society who were not able to deal with their own envy. Along with Weber s Protestant Spirit the best sociology book I ve ever read In fact it s psychology, philosophy, anthropology It s a masterpiece covering all the phenomenology on Envy. Ta ksi ka mo e ci si nie spodoba Dlaczego Poniewa demaskuje ca e nasze spo ecze stwo Ca ludzko Odkrywa, jak wa n rol w naszym yciu pe ni tytu owa zawi..W wielu miejscach ksi ka Helmuta Schoecka ci zaskoczy, czasami te zasmuci By mo e momentami nawet si w ciekniesz Ale na pewno nauczysz si czego po ytecznego Czego , co pozwoli ci zmieni swoje ycie na lepsze. This is the most complete discussion of the phenomena of envy, its rise, its place in history, the difficulties it has caused andIt is nearly enough to know that 7 of the 10 Commandments condemn envy because of its ruinous nature and its universality However, anyone who takes the time to read this book will finish it faraware of the difficulties caused by envy It starts in birth and is almost always present to some degree Worse, politicians are quite prone to appeal to envy as a This is the most complete discussion of the phenomena of envy, its rise, its place in history, the difficulties it has caused andIt is nearly enough to know that 7 of the 10 Commandments condemn envy because of its ruinous nature and its universality However, anyone who takes the time to read this book will finish it faraware of the difficulties caused by envy It starts in birth and is almost always present to some degree Worse, politicians are quite prone to appeal to envy as a means of gaining power The pursuit of justic is often fueled by the appeals to envy, a very sad but persistent condition of mankind About the Author Helmut Schoeck was born in Graz, Austria in 1922 He was a sociologist at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz He published this book in 1966.Overview This is a book about envy, an important subject which has generally been neglected by academics The author criticizes researchers in the social sciences of having paid too little attention to envy In particular, envy as a motivation for crime Black Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery Envy plays a major role in many primitive c About the Author Helmut Schoeck was born in Graz, Austria in 1922 He was a sociologist at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz He published this book in 1966.Overview This is a book about envy, an important subject which has generally been neglected by academics The author criticizes researchers in the social sciences of having paid too little attention to envy In particular, envy as a motivation for crime Black Magic, Witchcraft, and Sorcery Envy plays a major role in many primitive cultures Envious people suspect successful people of having achieved their success by practicing sorcery People who are envied fear that the envious ones will practice black magic against them to hurt them If something bad happens by chance to the envied person, they will believe that their misfortune was caused by the black magic of the envier During the European Middle Ages, envy was involved in witchcraft in two ways Envious people were perceived as witches who performed black magic against those they envied People who were envied were persecuted as witches, so they could be lootedEvil Eye When you see someone looking at you with envy, it seems like their face, and in particular, their eyes, are radiating evil Evil eye in other languages mal de ojo Spanish nazar lagna Urdu Divine Envy Superstitious people feared that the gods would punish them for being too wealthy Nemesis was a Greek god that punished the arrogant and greedy.Ostracism In Ancient Greece, citizens who received too much good fortune were often ostracized sent away from the city for ten years Herodotus tells a tale of the most honorable man in Athens, Aristides, being ostracized for it.Ingratitude and Resentment Acts of generosity are often responded to not with gratitude, but with ingratitude Ingratitude and resentment toward the benefactor is actually the rule.Schadenfreude Envy, which is pain at the good fortune of others, has a converse, schadenfreude, which is joy at the misfortunes of others.Vandalism Envy is the motive behind vandalism If I cannot have a nice school, house or car, then I will damage yours so you cannot enjoy it.Dealing with Envy People who fear being envied often respond by hiding what they have Envy retards progress towards civilization in two ways Innovators are persecuted by the envious Envious revolutionaries tear down vandalize successful societies The author suggests that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F Kennedy out of envy.Social Justice Social justice is a polite term for envy When the hard life of the poor had largely been ameliorated, to keep the movement for social justice alive, the leaders turned to pandering to envy The progressive income tax was a way to appeal to the envy of the lower classes The rich were willing to appease the envious by giving them some of their wealth, so they wouldn t take it all.Sidney and Beatrice Webb Sidney and Beatrice Webb were leaders of the Fabian Society and the British Labour Party during the early and mid twentieth century They admitted to themselves that they were unable to figure out how to make Britainegalitarian by gradualism and democracy In fact, Sidney once told his wife Beatrice that he hoped their Labour Party would lose the election, because they had no plan for dealing with unemployment.What Others Have Written About Envy Herman Melville s novel Billy Budd was about envy, the envy John Claggart had for Billy Budd s innocence, his lack of malice or envy in himself Arthur Koestler envied those rich people who could enjoy spending their wealth on themselves without feeling guilty The American sociologist David Riesman wrote that the other directed man is a conformist, because he does not want to stand out and be envied.Privacy In primitive societies, it is difficult for the individual to spend personal time alone There is a fear of what they might be up to The Israeli kibbutzim also opposed personal privacy, because people who spent time alone were seen as hoarding their time to themselves, instead of sharing it with others.Causal Delusion The envious person perceives the fact that the envied person possesses wealth or privilege as being the cause that prevents the envious person from obtaining it Neoconservative etymology and values Social criticism is sin and consumption is virtue Directly claims progressive taxation, antitrust laws, monasticism and genocide are all just the result of a pathology diagnosable in the psychoanalytic tradition Wants to claim it prevents economic growth and also claim Asian values are heavily infected with envy and conformism but you ve seenimpressive growth there than in most of the West even if the West s degenerate by the authors standards you s Neoconservative etymology and values Social criticism is sin and consumption is virtue Directly claims progressive taxation, antitrust laws, monasticism and genocide are all just the result of a pathology diagnosable in the psychoanalytic tradition Wants to claim it prevents economic growth and also claim Asian values are heavily infected with envy and conformism but you ve seenimpressive growth there than in most of the West even if the West s degenerate by the authors standards you still see different attitudes which areindividualist and generally accepting of inequality and diversity The interpretation of William Jennings Bryan, populism and social ostracism is also weak This is way to reductionist and dealing with very conflatable subjects e.g conformism, anti privacy measures and such aren t just issues originating in envy Envy exists and is important and definitely does play a role in all kinds of decisions but it s mostly the haves wanting the have nots getting any privileges they had to work for today You can invoke feelings of popular envyeasily from perceived freeloaders than established wealth.Envy has never made anyone rich Envy cuts its own throat Envy will eat nothing but its own heart Envy envies itself Envy brings suffering to the envious man Envy devours its own master Envy is its own scourge Envy flogs itself Envy makes life bitter The envious man injures no one so much as himself.This is all just moralism Many people have gotten ahead by means of sabotage and have gotten much pleasure out of it at the same time