Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/19/17

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Let me ask you a question:

Does jealously have value in driving humans to improve themselves or is it purely a negative emotion?

48 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 12/19/17

  1. I think it is purely a negative emotion.. I was a jealous person at one point and it did not make me want to strive faster or go hard exactly it made me think or more things that made those people better than me that the people surrounding them was the reason and that is the only reason they succeeded and I failed at the time.

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    • Interesting question. The Bible describes God as a jealous husband to Israel. It is used in the sense of guarding, protecting, cherishing and valuing the sanctity and health of the promises and oaths given. The warrior in God rises up against any threat and warns, for the good of the nation, against seeking after the foreign gods of the neighboring nations. Nurturing the health and commitment of your marriage vows may mean caring enough to jealously guard, protect, and be alert to any threats to that relationship. This might mean doing everything in your power to make the other happy and blessed and content to remain in the commitment and even inspire the other to do better as well.

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  2. I will say, it depends on, if we are acting at a jealously or are able to control it and keep it for ourselves.
    Jealousy are often seen in people, who lack in self confidence. After working with that, it is possible to get rid of that feeling.
    I don’t see jealousy as a positive feeling, mostly it destroy too much in relationships.

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      • I agree, I will keep thinking about it, but everytime I think well maybe that is a positive, there is normally a different emotion attached to it. I suppose the best thing is that it might lead you to do bigger and better things, but I associate that sort of thing with different emotions as well.

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  3. It is a form of envy and as such, it is one of the seven deadly sins. There is a difference between being motivated to improve oneself and jealousy. If it has reached that point, more often than not, there is no longer any motivation to improve.

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  4. I would class jealousy as a poison. It seeps through everything and consumes all the positives. Jealousy is based in envy and bitterness and I do not think it can lead to any positive advancement. In many of the great plays and operas jealousy has been the root cause of tragedy.

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  5. I don’t think jealousy drives anyone to be better. Rather in the contrary. I think it actually makes people worse. It’s a challenge to overcome. Like many others. If you are a jealous person you are a better person if you can overcome jealousy.

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