Covet: (v) to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others
I don’t think I would ever earn a dollar if I didn’t covet money.
I certainly would never go on a diet if I didn’t covet the physique of someone boldly handsome.
I would never practice my music if I didn’t covet the style, grace and ease of those who have mastered instrument and voice.
I don’t know whether I would be interested in my spiritual life if I didn’t covet something beyond the mundane drivel of thoughts my brain often considers to be adequately enlightening.
I don’t think I would mow my grass if my neighbor didn’t make me covet a manicured lawn.
I’m not so sure I would do much of anything in my life if I didn’t covet a more gleaming path.
We must remember that the removal of evil is certainly a high-minded—and high-handed—pursuit. Because if you take away the lust, the coveting, the curiosity and the yearning of the human being, you might end up with a self-righteous, religious fanatic who is completely intolerant about why anyone would covet anything, since life is so sinful and unfulfilling.