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Is jealousy ever warranted?

Asked by Facade (22902points) May 17th, 2009

Do you think it’s ok to be jealous of others?
Do you try to stop yourself from being jealous? If so, how?

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asmonet's avatar

No, I think it’s a tremendous waste of time.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Jealousy is a negative emotion, and personally, I try to avoid it, as it leads to negative consequences. I think some forms of jealousy are indicative of low self-esteem, or perhaps an nonrealisitc view of one’s success or attributes. My best response to jealousy is: “Don’t compare yourself to other people, they are probably more fucked up than you realize.”

Facade's avatar

Great motto.

Blondesjon's avatar

I believe ‘jealousy’ is just a chemical motivator.

Facade's avatar

@Blondesjon Interesting viewpoint.

Nefily's avatar

Jealously is human nature, it is something you need alot of will power to control. I do not think it is a bad thing if you keep it to yourself but if you start to do anything violent because of jealously it is a serious problem and is definately not right.

loser's avatar

I don’t think jealousy in itself is warranted but the feelings that cause it probably are.

BookReader's avatar

…when it is time to move on…

Jack_Haas's avatar

It depends on what you make of it. If jealousy motivates you to work hard to get the same things (or better things) than others then don’t stop being jealous: exploit it to your advantage. Focus on it whenever you feel discouraged.

Bobbilynn's avatar

It’s hard to get rid of it!

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