There`s really no realistic way to put yourself into someone else`s shoes. If you find yourself jealous of what someone else has, imagine what it probably cost them to get it. Remember that with the good always comes the bad. There must be good reasons why you aren`t keeping up with the Joneses. Consider the ways in which you might be the envy of others. Focusing on material wealth can lead to a dead end — the intangibles that you have in your life are really the items that are priceless.