We all know what it’s like to be jealous. Jealousy is often considered one of the worst emotions but why is jealousy tinged with so much negativity? On a shorter format episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney explains why she thinks jealousy is a good thing. It’s not as radical as it sounds! There’s perhaps no faster or clearer tool for showing you exactly what you want than jealousy. All the people you’re jealous of can and probably should be the people you add to your network of friends collaborators and coworkers. Tune in and find out how to turn jealousy into something much more productive. This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.



“I’ve come to the conclusion that jealousy gets a bad wrap.” [01:00]


“If jealousy and desire have the power to make us feel something so strongly, surely they have the power the help us do something good too!” [02:00]


“What the internet doesn’t show you is all the times things didn’t work out.” [02:00]


“Whenever I get that familiar pang of jealousy – I make myself stop and simmer with it until I’m able to make sense of what I’m feeling.” [08:00]


–Grace Bonney on After the Jump