Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat
..............It's possible to be happy for someone else while at the same time being a little mournful for yourself.
Very well said Cat !
And we call it ENVY ! It's natural, and the good thing about identifying it and labeling it properly, is that it helps put it in proper perspective. It's gives us a target to work on. Because at some level at least, there's an element of selfishness in it. And sometimes it also means we are not engaged enough in constructing our own "selves".