It's Friday and I'm putting out an all points bulletin on an industrious suspect. The perp's name is 'Hater'.
'Envy' has been mistaken for 'Hater' on occassion. It's understandable. It can be hard seeing someone else have something you're still working hard to achieve. But with proper direction, 'Envy' is an instrument of production.
This is where 'Hater' comes in.
'Hater' has one purpose: YOUR destruction This suspect has no desire to see you excel. They live by the quote "Misery loves company" or "Only one can be at the top". Like crabs in a barrel, 'Hater' reaches out a claw to pull you down when you're inching your way toward accomplishing your goal.
Please note: Do not confuse 'Hater' with 'Concerned Friend or Loved One'. Those who care for you may well tell you to stop trying something after multiple attempts and an equal number of failures. They do it as an act of protection. They see you trying and hurting and your pain hurts them. So in their good intentions, they want to steer you from the thing that's causing you pain. But 'Hater'? Their only intention is to keep you from accomplishing your goal because, well, they didn't either. Or 'Hater' may have reached their goal but in their self-centeredness and greed, they steer you from repeat attempts because they want it all for themselves.
'Hater' is a chameleon so we have no one description that's the same from all the victims who've stepped forward. So be on the lookout for this suspect. Jill Scott will tell you a bit more about it.