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Desire and envy are closely related

"wanting is not the problem."

Correct, but wanting (desiring) and envy are two different things.

Desire and envy are closely related, but one serves our covetous nature leading to destruction and injustice, the other serves free will.

Desire is what made people decide to progress past wagons and telegraphs. Desire in and of itself is not evil or destructive. We justly desire to take another breath, so we fill our lungs. We justly desire food, so we plant a garden. We justly desire fast travel, so we build cars.

An envious man covets with malice, and if you won't share the fruits of your labor he'll help himself by force, and failing that, set pigs loose in your fields.

Desire can serve good. It's good to want to be productive. Envy is bad from conception. Nothing good comes from emboldening covetous people, that is unless you consider evil and destruction to be your aim.

Some men DO try to use mans covetous nature to further their agenda, and they can do that because they've come to accept that they serve evil.

JFK: "For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on 'covet means' to further it's sphere of influence, on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources in the building of a tightly knit highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. It's preparations are concealed, not published. It's mistakes are buried, not headlined. It's dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned. No secret is revealed. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy."