Just because we choose to block things out, doesn’t mean those things didn’t happen, in the same way failing to acknowledge another person’s success doesn’t mean that person didn’t meet with success.
Blocking anything out, doesn’t make it so. But blocking things out means we will not only fail to recognise other people’s success, but our potential success also. Although we’re conditioned from an early age to behave a certain way, as the adult we are very much in charge.
It is important we are happy for others, even if we haven’t met with success. Perhaps, it isn’t their success, perhaps it’s our upbringing and our lack of success. We’re never happy for those who have more than we do.
Taking that stance is not how the universe expects us to act, it’s not the spiritual way. But it is important we learn to be charitable towards another person’s success, if we are to recoup some of our own.