Mary Kenny: the green-eyed monster
Mary Kenny Do people become less envious as they grow older? They certainly should do. Many bad traits abate with age. A shrink once told me that serious pathologies, such as the urge to commit arson, begins to decline after the age of 35. A study published by the University of California, and co-authored by Professor Christine Harris, claims that envy is one of those failings that tend to decline with age. People under 30 are much more likely to feel envious of others than those over 50, and presumably, as time goes by, envy almost trickles away. Hopefully.