“A wife murdered by her jealous husband!!” We can see or read this kind of situation on television or in the newspapers almost everyday. It is just an ordinary article, nothing big compared to the ever famous terrorist attacks. An ordinary crime, but if we just analyze it deeper, jealousy can make a person kill!
Some of these are facts based on an essay of Charles Allen Parlier II entitled “Jealousy” from his own website www.parlier.com. He stated that jealousy is some primeval characteristic evolved in all of us to protect that which belongs to us. This supports the idea of from the 100 simple secrets of happy families, that human beings have competitive feelings all the time, even when the situation doesn’t warrant it. Relating it to the natural selection of Charles Darwin, “Survival of the fittest, and the elimination of the unfit”, we can see that jealousy is just common for each of us to feel since it’s normal to us to protect everything and everyone we possess. If that is so, can we possess other humans? The answer to that is uncertain, it all differs on the outlook of the person involved. Relate to the saying, “No man is an island”, which clearly means we have to interact with the people around us because we are cannot survive alone. In each of these interactions, there exists some spiritual or emotional bond between us. These so-called bonds are created by humans for a certain purpose, and this is surely beneficial.
It is not the physical aspect that binds two people together, for it is just temporary and superficial. It is the emotional aspects of a relationship that seem to be most powerful. Emotional trust holds two people together. When that trust is broken, bonds are also broken. Likewise, jealousy is distrust in another form. Once that distrust begins to grow, the destructive nature of jealousy is near the surface and just waiting to explode.
But what if there were no jealousy? The answer is obvious. Without jealousy, two people can develop...