A disciple once sought out his teacher to complain that he was always the object of petty aggressions and disrespect. Puzzled, he protested, "Reb, why is that wherever I go, someone is always stepping on my toes?" The rabbi replied without hesitation, "It's because you occupy so much space that people have no choice but to step on your toes!"

Nilton Bonder, The Kabbalah of Envy