Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another"s (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it. Practice kindness. Kindness is the act or the state of being kind —ie. marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.