Envy is a latent feeling that usually acts in a quiet and indirect manner. Nevertheless, when it reaches very high levels of intensity it causes envious people a lot of suffering. Being a feeling that does not show itself, that is undeclared, undefined, or obvious, such joy or affection, itís sometimes confused with other emotions. The envious, therefore, are not always aware of being so. It should also be added that envy can be directed towards a person, or a group of people in particular, or be generalised. Generalised envy is devastating because it makes people perpetually unsatisfied and makes them suffer, as well as constantly looking for something indefinite that in their personal view of things should fill the need they feel. Envy becomes manifest when its intensity reaches a peak so high as to push the person to act against others. In fact, a very envious person is not content with getting things that belong to others, but at the same time wish the people that are envied to lose everything they have. At this point the term "envy" should perhaps be replaced with another more appropriate term, such as "malignancy" or "perfidy". However, before affecting others, envy acts on the envious, greatly tormenting them. Living with a constant need to have what you donít have means intense suffering.