Hallo lovelies, Happy new month once again and hope today is turning out fine? I've been extremely busy at work but I had to sneak and put this up.
For the next couple of weeks, I'd be running a series on the negative and positive emotions as outlined by Napoleon Hill and I'd start with jealousy even though I would be lifting the post I did here.
The urban dictionary defines jealousy as "the feeling of being threatened by a rival in a romantic relationship or losing something of value to another person which happens to be yours already".
I know from my little experience on earth that jealousy is not only linked to a romantic relationship like the urban dictionary stated so I checked further.
Merriam Webster dictionary defines jealousy as "being intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulness, a hostile attitude towards a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage".
Now, I'm very sure we all have experienced jealousy at some point in our lives, give or take but for the purpose of this post, I'll like to categorise jealousy into three.
1. Jealousy in friendship.
Jealousy has the power to ruin a friendship if not kept in check.
I remember when I was in University, I had this particular "friend" who was consumed by the green eyed monster. If I bought a new dress, she'll buy two, same with shoes, etc. It seemed funny to me because she was in a rat race with herself and not me and I really felt bad for her but hey!! *shrugs*.
The truth is that y'all can bear witness to the fact that even the best of friends can get jealous of each other at times, especially if they are both going after similar things in life. I've been there and I'm sure you have too but the good news is that you have to realise that you are two separate individuals who will each make his or her own way even if you have the same goals im mind after all the sky is wide for all birds to fly, and even the Bible said "I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise or riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill but time and chance happeneth to them all" Ecclesiastes 9 vs 12.
Allowing jealousy to seep too far into your mind and heart will only rob you of happiness and if you look at it, most times when we feel jealous, self esteem is involved as poor self esteem is the chief cause of jealous, so instead of getting jealous of your friend's achievements, why not use it as an inspiration to having a better life?
To be continued.