I was recently accused of being jealous which of course I denied. That prompted me to find out what is the difference between envy and jealousy

Envy and jealousy are very close in meaning. Envy denotes a longing to possess something awarded to or achieved by another. Jealousy, on the other hand, denotes a feeling of resentment that another has gained something that one more rightfully deserves.

So, I should tell the accuser that I am envious. I accept. I am not jealous! I long to have a home, a job. I long to be loved & cared for.

So people with judgements on what I am or what I feel; please keep your judgments to yourself. Call me whatever, I know what I am. I am the one who is leading my life. When you give your well meaning advice, I will listen; do not expect me to take it or accept it just like that. I have my limitations. Some day, I hope to stop getting all these opinions/advice. I don’t want pity. I may sound rude but I need my space! Thank you very much!