Jealousy

Jealousy and anger - An illustration of how jealousy and anger causes stress.
@eseomame (1146)
United States
January 23, 2007 3:02pm CST
Do you think it's possible to live a life without getting jealous at least a little while of someone? I mean, we all have rivals right? and even if we don't get jealous directly, we tend to feel a pang of jealousy, only a little (maybe)... and i just guess that's something that's somewhat inevitable. What about you? Do you think you can live a jealous-free life?
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5 responses
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have never been jealous in a relationship and I try not to be jealous at all but sometimes it just seems as they say the grass is greener somewhere else. But also from this I have learned as we all know anyone can acomplish anything they put there minds to so there is no sense in being jealous unless you use it to motivate yourself.
@eseomame (1146)
• United States
24 Jan 07
First of all, I'm not talking specifically about jealousy in just a relationship, but in life as a whole. Secondly, it's not just a matter of accomplishments, but certain situations for which we have no control may trigger our jealous nature but the most important thing I think is to have control of the jealous nature in us, as with all other things in life.
@nidahali (446)
• Pakistan
23 Jan 07
I try my best not to be jealous of anybody because I think that I have got everything that I want and need so when I feel content then I don't need to envy / be jealous of anyone else. We should not compare ourselves with others instead live our own lives the way we like it not the way other people live. In doing so we will feel content and a contented person does not have the need to be envy of anyone else because in his/her eye he/she has everything that he/she want. In this way one can live a jealous-free life. I, so far, can say that I have never been jealous of anyone till today, I can't see the future but I can say that I will try to remain this way as long as I can.
@eseomame (1146)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Ok, good for you. Remember some of our feelings are not deliberate and by the way, have you ever had a misunderstanding?
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
When I was much younger then yes I probably envied (was jealous) of some people for what they had. However for a great many years, no I haven't experienced jealousy of any kind. There is no reason for me to, because I have a wonderful family, special friends who care about me, a roof over my head, food to eat and a place to sleep. I do not actually need anymore than that, so I have no reason to be jealous of anyone else. I also have to say that I think people have to attain certain things in their life to reach the jealous-free life. At least this is what happened to me, i.e. I realised that I already had everything that was absolutely necessary for me to be happy in my life.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
that's impossible, even if you say you will try to control everythng not to be jealous i dont think you can do it.....
• India
24 Jan 07
as we are human god has gifted us with all quality whether it is good or bad . no i don't think that i am living a jealous -free life , i have this feeling but in little manner . i try to avoide this feeling towards anybody by saying this "It is his/her fate thatwhy they get more than me " that it .