Good day lovelies...... I know y'all have finally forgiven me so I'm here to prove to you that you didn't make a mistake *shines teeth*
Welcome to SERIES TUESDAY...... Our discussion is headed by the one n only Amy Baby of Seyon Hudeyin's Blog and we'll be discussing Jealousy.... so sit tight, read, learn, share, n most importantly, ENJOY!!!!!
The emotion of jealousy is one of the seven negative emotions listed by Napoleon Hill, the others being: the emotion of fear, the emotion of hatred, the emotion of revenge, the emotion of greed, the emotion of superstition and the emotion of anger.
The urban dictionary defines jealousy as
"the feeling of being threatened by a rival in a romantic relationship on 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 points 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 friendships if it is not kept in check.
I remember when I was in the 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 was a rat race with herself not me and I really felt for her but hey! *shrugs*
The truth is y'all can bear me witness that even the best of friends can get jealous of each other at all 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 make his/her own way even if you have the same goals in mind after all 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, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor favour to men of skill but time and chance happeneth to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:12.
Allowing jealousy to seep 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 Jealousy.
Instead of getting jealous of your friend's achievement, why not use it as an inspiration to having a better life?