I have an acquaintance that I have known for about 15 years.
Recently she was talking about another woman, her best friend. She said she had always thought that she was better than the bff, but that now bff is doing well in a new relationship and job, and she is really jealous.
I was blown away that she would
a- think she is 'better' than someone she describes as her best friend
b- be upset and jealous that her bff is doing well, because she has always been "better" than her.
FWIW, this woman is mid 30s. And has a lot of material & personal successes. We are not close at all, so I was surprised that she said this to me. I did not really know how to answer...