“Does jealousy have value in driving humans to improve themselves or is it purely a negative emotion?”
Danny asked this question yesterday and it has triggered some random thoughts that I’d like to share and maybe we can have a little discussion in the comments afterwards. I think in general people agreed, and I’m one of them: It’s a negative emotion. So how can it have value?
My dog every time we come back from our best friends’ place…
I often head over to the Daily Prompts and see if there’s something that’s specifically interesting. Today I felt like having a déjà-vue!
So I decided to rather use an old post of mine about the exact same subject as a blast of the past rather than writing the same thing over again ;-)…
It has actually been three times that the same subject was used for a Daily Prompt. I can’t blame them really as it’s an interesting prompt and I’m sure there’s plenty to write about. The prompts were:
- “Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?” (May 8th 2015)
- “Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of.” (May 15th 2015)
- “We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?” (August 2015)
I wonder though what your take on it is? Have you ever been so totally jealous? And when and why was it?
“We all get jealous from time to time – What wakes the green-eyed monster for you?”
Honestly… I don’t know. I struggle with being jealous. I try not to be. Don’t get me wrong. I get there too, sometimes. But the feeling is usually not really strong. It’s more like a “how nice would it be to be able to do this or afford that” feeling. It’s not really jealousy.
Jealousy is a strong feeling. In my eyes a very negative feeling. A feeling you get when you are not really happy with yourself or the life you are living.