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Day six in our quest to showcase the Seven Deadly Sins in cute devil form. Today’s topic is Envy.
I really love how this one turned out. It is probably my favorite of the bunch. And yet another “sin” that I am guilty of.
I remember looking for houses and setting a housing budget like my dad taught me; no more than 33% of your gross income should go to housing expenses (including mortgage, insurance and utilities). Knowing the neighborhood we wanted to be in, I kept getting frustrated seeing all these houses that I liked but couldn’t afford with my budget. I remember asking my wife how the heck all these people could afford these houses and we couldn’t. She, being the financial whiz she is, replied “Because many of them are mortgaged to the hilt.” Sure enough when the housing market collapsed many of those same houses suddenly went on the market.
I envy other cartoonists, both in how amazing some of them can draw and how some who I feel I do better get many thousands of visitors daily. Yet I know there are others out there struggling to find an audience or their niche on the web and think I have it made.
So envy is a weird thing. You can be envious of someone one day and feel sorry for them the next. And for as much as you can be envious of others, there are probably people out the envious of you or your situation.