It’s the second sin to appear in the Bible. Second after pride, it’s deadly, even if it’s not counted among the “7 deadly sins.” Carried away by jealousy, Cain killed his brother, Abel.
It kills friendships.
Jealousy is being upset over what others have that I don’t. If I can’t have, then neither should you, is the thought that carries the jealous to extremes. In Guatemala, I have see neighbors burn the cars of their neighbors for jealousy. In the U.S., we defame a person over internet.
- prevents me from enjoying what I have.
- makes me obsess with what others have.
- constantly makes comparisons.
- leads to insults.
- breaks up relationship.
- makes me feel lousy.
- creates war.