I've come to feel that there is a cycle of life for all of humanity. We are all privy to positive and negative events in our lifetime. I don't compare my life experiences to anyone elses. My best friend has been that for 20 years. I am always sad when she experiences a negative event, and happy when she is. No matter what is happening in my life, I never wish bad on anyone. It's just not the way I think. I am stunned when I hear another person saying vindictive, mean or hateful comments about someone else.
There are many circumstances within our lives that we cannot control, ie. to whom, when and where we are born, or how, when and where we will die. I believe in personal power making our lives better, but usually in the aspect of how we process and learn from the events that make up a lifetime. I believe many people are consumed by jealousy and selfishness, because rather than realistically looking within themselves for answers, they blame those people and events that they cannot control.