Yes, envious states of mind are inevitable!
If envious attitudes are inevitable, what can we do about them?
First, there is benign envy and there is malignant envy.
The unconscious forms of envy, typically malignant, cause trouble. This shows up as anxiety, stress, unhappiness, stagnation, malcontent, feeling angry, and poor performance. Error, accidents, and disaster follow.
When one realizes that the mind is biased to make comparisons---all the time, quickly noticing the automatic framing of "superior-inferior" thinking (Envy!!!) launches possible corrective interventions.
When inevitable mental comparisons are made, such as rich-poor, attractive-ugly, desirable-undesirable, they have--I don't, and so forth, trying to interrupt these dichotomies and moving forward opens new possibilities. Working with what one does have and building on it and bettering it is the key to success!
Thinking in other than "either-or" ways broadens one's possibilities.
Of course, one's values have to be constructive and health-promoting---not negative and self-sabotaging or destructive toward others.
Following these suggestions enhances enthusiasm for self-improvement and turns envy into emulation and constructive self-empowerment.