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How are competitiveness and jealousy synonymous with one another? To what extent can the two be separated from each other?
In the quest for conspicuous consumption, jealousy is a troubling emotion that drives many to become highly competitive and to work obsessively to outdo others or themselves. Being jealous and envious of what others have attained or accomplished, many push themselves to extremes; analogous to the extreme competition that can be found in sports or business.