Jealousy is an evil

 

Not long ago, I presented a reflection on radio on jealousy. This is what a listener sent to me:

“It was because of jealousy that Cain killed Abel. In Shakespeare’s play ‘Cenderila’ it was because of jealousy that the sisters kept Cenderila in slavery in the kitchen.  They were aware that she was more charming and more beautiful than them, and so were determined not to let others see her.”

He added:

Jealousy is the “excessive  fear of a rival. It is born of envy at the excellence of others. Its causes are pride; the desire to be first all the times; it is idleness; hatred; and the inability to agree with others.”

Jealousy is a destructive emotion. It cause many problems in society. What else can you say about jealousy?

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2 thoughts on “Jealousy is an evil

  1. Jealousy is a troublesome emotion for those who feel it. I have on;ly ever had about women I have been in a relationship with. But ;like tooth ache it is hard to imagine what it feels like till it’s upon you. Despite your rational mind, it is very hard to control Jealousy.

    Jealousy of what others have or have achieved is not something I have been afflicted with, but I would always put that in a draw called envy.

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