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Jealousy has two sides - a positive and negative. When we are jealous for another, we have their best interest at heart. When we're jealous of another, we're embarking on a selfish journey that can only end in travail. Self-centered jealousy is a sin to be avoided. (Add picture)

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Loerke (52)

Randyman is right. I would go further and say that authentic jealousy is, unlike envy, a relatively rare and complex emotion that stems from our insecurity about how much the people whom we cherish reciprocate our regard. It usually involves a lover, but I sometimes feel it around any kind of superiors: if they express high esteem for us, we don't want them turning around and expressing exactly the same esteem for just anyone else. Once they have returned some of our affection, we want to be the exclusive apple of their eye. Such possessiveness can be dangerous, but it seems to accompany most feelings of love -- any love, that is, other than the extremes of complete security or complete abjection.

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Randyman (109)
Jealousy and envy are often confused. I have described it this way before. If you desire you neighbors wife, and despise him for it, that is envy, on the other hand if your neighbor desires your wife and acts on it and you get ticked off, that's jealousy. We can all be guilty of both from time to time.

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SuKingsANDKnights300 (17)
For me I can honestly love a person who has what he has, to be satistfactorily his, and owns it for himself. I encourage what the value the man has to being to him for the rest of his life. However to be jealous of what the other people have, always is a signature of anihillation.

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Donovan (137)
Jealousy can destroy a person. Contentment is the neuro-physiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation (Wikipedia). What makes us content or satisfied with our current situation? People today are often striving for more and more, with more never being enough. If you keep the knowledge that you came into this world with nothing and you will leave with nothing it will help you put things into perspective. There is always someone in this world who has less than you. They would feel rich with your possessions. So why are we stressing over earthly things? Is this just the American way? Are we so materialistic that we will never be satisfied? Is the grass really greener on the other side? We must somehow learn that this earth will one day be destroyed. The only thing that will matter is our spirit. It will live on for eternity. If you are lucky enough to live a long life, it will not matter what you have because it is what you have done for Christ that is important. Be content, love life, thank God for your family, live for Christ and thank God for saving your soul. In the end it will be worth it.

"Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you've got."

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lmorovan (18)
Jealousy, especially the negative aspect of it, is always destructive and a heavy burden to carry.

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TeresaG (31)
I am going to disagree with Imorovan on this one ~ jealousy can never be a positive thing. Jealousy means that we covet ~ either what someone has, or what someone does. Wishing someone well and congratulatiing them, is not the same as jealousy. How can people be jealous of the "rich life", when they REALLY don't know what that entails? To be jealous is to be not happy with yourself or your own life. Would I love to have millions and millions of dollars and be able to do whatever I want to do ~ sure, but what sacrifice would I have to make to do and have all that? It's not worth it to me.

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