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 isn’t successful.
Blocking it out doesn’t make it so. Sadly, as we continue to block things out we will not only fail to recognise other people’s success, but our potential success too. Perhaps society, family and our environment are partly to blame, because we’re conditioned to think a certain way.
Simply put, it’s important we’re happy for others even if we haven’t met with success ourselves. Perhaps, it’s not their success that’s putting us off. Another person’s success tends to reinforce our own upbringing and our lack of success.
Sometimes those thoughts are too ingrained to worry or concern ourselves about others. It seems to be a growing culture that we’re not always happy for another person if we haven’t managed to matched their success.
But taking that stance means we may fail, because that’s not how the universe expects us to act. It’s important we learn to be charitable towards other people’s success, for us to recoup some of our own.