Friday, October 12, 2007


Jealousy isn't a pleasant trait, but if it isn't overdone (and if it's combined with modesty), apart from its inconvenience there's even something touching about it.

Just as most things in this world are, jealousy is neither good nor bad, it is merely a tool to be used, and whether it'll turn out to be good or bad depends entirely on the user.

A certain amount of jealousy is definitely needed to spice up passion between lovers though perhaps most would beg to differ. Jealousy stems from our love for the other therefore simply put, jealousy co-exists with love just as good has to co-exist with evil. For the engineers and mathematicians out there, a simple translation would be love = jealousy + __ + many others which will be talked about in the next lecture or so.

Seeing jealousy in our special one evokes a wonderful feeling that is indescribable which I'm sure many of you would have experienced from one time to another. But just because we can't put words to that feeling, it doesn't deny the existence of it. Yes, there's just something so beautiful and touching about it, that is, if it is not overdone and combine with modesty.

Perhaps it isn't apparent what I meant by the combination of jealousy with modesty so let me explain. Your girl feels jealous that some other girl was flirting with you a moment ago but she doesn't voice this out. You can feel jealousy erupting inside her but her sense of dignity and pride will not permit her to seek the assurance and conviction of your love for her. You are in fact supposed to do so without being asked or probed. When you tell her she's merely a friend she would say, "Whatever", acting as if it doesn't bother her at all trying to put you down, trying to seek her own revenge for erupting the jealousy in her. If one reads this as an act of jealousy thus an indication of the intensity of her love for you, then one would feel it extremely touching and beautiful. However, some might read it as an act of immaturity and would have missed out on this wonderful feeling that only jealousy+modesty is able to evoke.

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