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Comparison and Jealousy

Jealousy is an objective emotion. It needs an object to be activated.

Comparison and Jealousy

 Emotions of fear, desire and guilt are subjective emotions. What I mean by this is that you do not need another person or even an object to create these emotions. Imagine that you are in a sound-proofed room with your eyes closed and with nothing to touch, taste or smell. You can still feel the emotions of fear or desire. But to compare yourself with another person and to feel jealous of him, you need the presence of another person. Jealousy is therefore an objective emotion. It needs an object to be activated.

A small story:

One evening a man was sitting with his wife on a park bench. Without noticing them, a young man and his girlfriend sat down next to them. The young man started talking to his girlfriend in a

very loving manner.

Hearing this, the wife whispered to her husband, ‘I think he is going to propose to her. Maybe you should cough or do something to warn him!’

The husband replied, ‘Why should I warn him? Nobody ever warned me!’

Jealousy starts from comparison..

Jealousy starts from comparison. We always compare ourselves with others in various fields like looks, wealth, knowledge, name and fame and friends to name a few. When we compare ourselves with others we feel that somebody else has something more than what we have and we get caught in jealousy.

Comparison is the seed and jealousy is the fruit!

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