That person is happier than me because they are wealthier, better looking, have a lover, have better neighbors, etc.” In truth, that person appears happier than you because the ego seeks a good excuse for the unhappy state of mind that you’re experiencing.
The projection onto the other is just a diversion from what’s really going on – it validates your suffering with a reason, and thus gives energy of suffering more power over you.
You’re invited to leave the other out of it so that you can go into your emotional charges without any story, and thus allow your unchanging Wholeness to resolve them.
With much appreciation. ♥