What thoughts come to mind when you hear someone say ‘it must be nice?’

Does it come across as genuine or are the words hiding other emotions?

Do you ever catch yourself saying it must be nice?

What do you really mean?

Must be nice usually comes with the perception that something has come easy to an individual or even that they are undeserving yet things still seem to work out for them.

The phrase also conveys hints of envy and resentment towards another’s good fortune.

The next time you think or hear the phrase used, imagine how you would feel if someone directed those words towards you. Think about all you had to do to accomplish something only for it to be downplayed by someone saying, it must be nice.