Quite a few people hate successful people. But why? Rabbi Josiah Pinto explained this in his shiur, addressing the root of the problem.
Why do some hate successful people? You can wrap that hatred in the wrapper of ideology and add a pile of explanations to it, but the real story is quite different.
In his shiur, Rabbi Josiah Pinto explained that the root of the problem is jealousy. Instead of this embittered person getting up and doing something with himself, he envies the successful and hates them, envy them.
Rabbi Pinto went on to explain the intensity of jealousy – which can destroy and corrupt a person’s life.