Thou Shall Not Covet

Thou shall not covet. — Exodus 20:17.

Too often we measure out happiness not by what we possess, but by what other’s possess. Much of unhappiness is a result of being comparative. The tenth commandment often gets short shrift compared to murder, etc. but coveting one’s neighbor probably brings on more misery than all the other commandments combined. Contentment comes from a calm and centered existence, not from comparisons.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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