The Green - Eyed Monster........Jealousy  

TechSteve 49M
1222 posts
7/21/2006 5:29 pm

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The Green - Eyed Monster........Jealousy

The PHRASE FINDER states that green is associated with sickness and also many unripe foods that cause upset stomachs are green.

William Shakespeare makes references to it in the Merchant of Venice and in Othello.


Portia: ' How all the other passions fleet to air, As doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair, And shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy! O love, Be moderate; allay thy ecstasy, In measure rein thy joy; scant this excess. I feel too much thy blessing: make it less, For fear I surfeit.'


Iago: 'O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, ye

Here is a definition of jealousy and envy according to Wikipedia.

Two common themes are that: (a) jealousy involves a combination of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and (b) jealousy occurs when a person feels a valued relationship is threatened.

Some authorities distinguish between jealousy and envy on the ground that jealousy involves the wish to keep what one has, and envy the wish to get what one does not have.

I cannot even remember the last time I was jealous of anybody. There are a lot of people out there better off than me in many ways. I am a healthy guy and I am a smart guy and when you think about it, I am not doing too badly.

I know that jealousy has motivated people to destroy careers and families, hurt or kill people.

On AdultFriendFinder and on many online communities, you see this jealousy word thrown around all the time. Most times it is being used to disarm opponets just like when people are called racists when there is no evidence at all to back it up.

I do know of a few cases on AdultFriendFinder where being called jealous is fully justified.

One case involves a pair of ladies who use e mails and chat rooms to get rival ladies to back off men they are interested in. When that doesnt work, they blacklist their rivals. These ladies have told this pair in so many words to fuck off. I consider this pair to be bullies. The bullies are getting what is coming to them. It looks good on them.


Steve


Shelly_Marie 43F

7/21/2006 6:19 pm

most of the time when people say stuff like that, and just 'throw' the word around it is just their half-baked opinion. I have a saying that is similar to one you've probably heard before....'opinions are like assholes, most of them are full of sh*t.' lol


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
7/21/2006 7:13 pm

when LS had a blog about the seven deadly sins i scored "very low" on envy...
i feel horribly fat, miserable and unloved and just frikking lousy these days.. i am not anywhere over "R" yet.. i need to get laid in the worst way.. i need to feel desirable again.. i was with only "R" for the past year.. anyhow, one of my blog sisters posted about getting some this morning.. i am happy dancing for her!!!

i applaud another's good fortune..

jealousy....... i will plead guilty to definition B..
and there is some of that sibling rivalry stuff... yeah! still... probably til the last is still standing...lol

why worry about what someone else has, pay attention to your own stuff...

and i have had enough of jealous twats playing stupid games of jealousy on chat and blogs!!!!!!! grow up you stunned cows!!! please pardon my mini rant

Virtue Alone Ennobles


sunshinekzn 57F

7/22/2006 3:13 am

I had a very jealous mother who made my dads life hell. I have never and will never be jealous of another person.


SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
7/22/2006 9:15 am

I lack a jealous nature and deplore it in others. Sometimes my sense of awe about another person leaves me feeling a bit discontent, however, these feelings are about me and do not color the way I feel about the other person. Jealous people are insecure, irrational and resentful. They’re just entirely too toxic and bitter to be around. Finally, I do not think I've ever accused another person of being jealous of me---I do not have the nerve to flatter myself so.


TechSteve 49M

7/23/2006 4:25 pm

    Quoting Shelly_Marie:
    most of the time when people say stuff like that, and just 'throw' the word around it is just their half-baked opinion. I have a saying that is similar to one you've probably heard before....'opinions are like assholes, most of them are full of sh*t.' lol
Jealousy is being thrown around like the racist word.

I bet you I can surf a few blogs and I will see people accusing each other of jealousy just because one person disagrees with the other person or how they interact in here.

Steve


TechSteve 49M

7/23/2006 4:29 pm

    Quoting themisskrissy:
    when LS had a blog about the seven deadly sins i scored "very low" on envy...
    i feel horribly fat, miserable and unloved and just frikking lousy these days.. i am not anywhere over "R" yet.. i need to get laid in the worst way.. i need to feel desirable again.. i was with only "R" for the past year.. anyhow, one of my blog sisters posted about getting some this morning.. i am happy dancing for her!!!

    i applaud another's good fortune..

    jealousy....... i will plead guilty to definition B..
    and there is some of that sibling rivalry stuff... yeah! still... probably til the last is still standing...lol

    why worry about what someone else has, pay attention to your own stuff...

    and i have had enough of jealous twats playing stupid games of jealousy on chat and blogs!!!!!!! grow up you stunned cows!!! please pardon my mini rant
If you were near me, I would invite you over for dinner and a massage.

At worst, you would be fed and your skin would be soft the next day.

Good comments.

Steve


TechSteve 49M

7/23/2006 4:32 pm

    Quoting sunshinekzn:
    I had a very jealous mother who made my dads life hell. I have never and will never be jealous of another person.
So you saw the effects of jealousy when you were a young lady.

There was something good that came out of that experience at least.

Steve


TechSteve 49M

7/23/2006 4:35 pm

    Quoting SensuousWoman3:
    I lack a jealous nature and deplore it in others. Sometimes my sense of awe about another person leaves me feeling a bit discontent, however, these feelings are about me and do not color the way I feel about the other person. Jealous people are insecure, irrational and resentful. They’re just entirely too toxic and bitter to be around. Finally, I do not think I've ever accused another person of being jealous of me---I do not have the nerve to flatter myself so.
People who are jealous are bitter and not very nice to be around sometimes.

I agree with you.

Steve


sherrie74 65F
112 posts
7/29/2006 12:20 pm

Steve..... ah..... when do I get my massage???


TechSteve 49M

7/29/2006 4:38 pm

    Quoting sherrie74:
    Steve..... ah..... when do I get my massage???
Sherrie, it depends if I am able one day to get to Toronto.

Steve


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