"Do not pity the dead, pity the living and above all… those who live without love."
It’s Just… Jealousy
First there is desire
Jealousy! Anger! Betrayal!
Where love is for the highest bidder,
There can be no trust!
There is no love!
Will drive you… mad!
This is a quote from one of the most famous movies of 2001, Moulin Rouge. It speaks of a man who falls in love with a cortisone and this specific part is when he suspects foul play. But that is (for the most part) unimportant information, what I really want to focus on is the last handful of words ” Jealousy, yes, jealousy will drive you… mad!” Jealousy, the most ugly emotion, because it has the power to drive you insane, but what drives us to jealousy? What is it about our humanity that makes us angry when we see the one we love with another? Jealousy can be caused by one of 2 things. It can also be the projection and the amplification of paranoia or it is when one gains what we lost or what we wished we had.
Now this can pertain to both materialistic things as well as in social circles of society and in most cases it is about the materialistic things like the following situation: Little Mikey has a train. Little Mikey wants a new train. Little Jimmy next door gets the new train. Little Mikey wants to play with the new train with little Jimmy. Little Jimmy dosent want little Mikey play with the train. So what happens in the end? Well assuming Little Mikey is as human as the rest of us, he will feel jealousy, and the thought of “if I can’t have it, you can’t” becomes an action. Little Mikey gets mad at little Jimmy. Little Mikey breaks the train. Little Jimmy punches little Mikey in the face. Little Mikey bleeds for a while then hits little Jimmy back. Poor, poor Mikey if only he didn’t have human emotion.
Jealousy manifests itself in us and makes us into a person we don’t recognize, creating a person we never wished to become. It’s terrible to think that a change in situation can morph us, bend us, and make us do what we wouldn’t do before. Now in most cases, what jealousy makes us do or what it could change us into if for the worst. But there is an X-factor, there are some who can change jealousy into a drive to do well. There is always that one person who can make these ugly thoughts into nice ones, catapulting them forward. Those are the lucky ones