In Our Success, we seek recognition. In Other’s success, we seek gratification.
What we can’t do ourselves, we (at least most of us) would be happy to see others do and succeed. Underneath the layers of happiness and joy we can find, tt is a matter of psychology. In today’s world, success leads to happiness. It is rare that everyone will succeed in every single thing one does. Hence, the mind or the psyche depends on deriving satisfaction when others succeed. We want them to succeed. That will give us that sense of gratification (at least a part) which we would have got if we succeeded in the task ourselves. So, whether it is one’s favorite team winning the World Series or someone achieving something extraordinary, one has a vested interest in the success, so to speak