I don't think everyone's jealous, just the ones who applied for staff. Only a few of them have been chosen (of course) although everyone basically did the same thing - writing an application. It's just natural that you ask yourself why you haven't been picked although you did the same thing, and therefore you're jealous of them.
It's good to have high expectations. The trick is learning not to be disappointed when the results aren't as high as your expectations.
i'll admit i'm mildly disappointed that i didn't get the position, but then i have to turn and face the facts, i'm not as active as a mod should be and sometimes i have a shorter fuse than others, but one thing i don't question is my ability to discern what's right and wrong and judge a situiation properly. most people think i'm new to the central because of post count, but i've be here since the very beginning. Like i said, i'm mildly disappointed, but, there's always next year :3
@Alexander: I don't think there will be staff applications next year, if you meant this.
Also, again one thing about being jealous: As I said, it's mostly because you know the new staff before, when they were still regular users. Now it's like "They're better, and you're still the same." Maybe that's why I'm not really jealous of SNN, Techokami, Bloodstar etc, which I didn't know as regular users. Another thing is: You all wrote an application, but only a few ones got picked. Of course that makes you disappointed.
My problem is, I take things way too serious. Although I don't want to, I'm still jealous and stuff. I hope I kinda calm down in the next days.
Yeah, I know I - more or less - just repeated what I said earlier, but that's an important thing for me.
Ah well, I'll try harder, contribute to the site more, and try to become a mod the normal way - It's possible, think of FPI and Mattrizzle, who recently became mods the normal way.
Also, again one thing about being jealous: As I said, it's mostly because you know the new staff before, when they were still regular users. Now it's like "They're better, and you're still the same."
Sure, I may be jealous at one, but he knows. I don't treat the staff differently then regular users most of the time. They still are normal people, and I'd never treat them differently. If they are doing something that seems wrong to me, then hell yes I'll tell them.
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