Jealousy – Do you slay the green-eyed monster OR do you offer it a chair and break out the milk and cookies?

Jealousy

Jealousy

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“Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want” – Robert Bringle

“Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” Lord Byron

“Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” Erica Jong

“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” Elizabeth Bowen

“O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth
mock
The meat it feeds on.”
~William Shakespeare, Othello

 

 

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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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5 Responses to Jealousy – Do you slay the green-eyed monster OR do you offer it a chair and break out the milk and cookies?

  1. When you define jealousy as “zealous vigilance”, it might be a good thing, for instance, to watchfully cherish something of importance… but even this can be taken too far.

    I, however, see no good whatsoever in feelings of envy, which I believe are dangerous and self-centered. In this, my vote is to slay, slay, slay! 🙂

    I’ve been following a series of posts by a good friend entitled, “The Seven Deadly Sins”. He hasn’t made it to Envy yet… but I’ve really enjoyed the things he’s covered so far, so I thought I’d mention it. If interested, you can check them out at this link: http://chadcarver.com/

    Great topic, Melinda!

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