Thursday, June 9, 2011

Overcoming Jealousy: Wynn

I've never really thought about jealousy. That's not to say that I don't experience it, but I've never actually examined it before. I should probably do that.

Well, since I haven't thought about it, I guess I don't have much else to contribute. I'll leave you with a quote to ponder.

"O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on." ~~Iago, Othello Act III Scene iii, William Shakespeare


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Overcoming Jealousy: Cambri

I feel like I don't really have anything to contribute. I'm only 14, and I've never been in a relationship. But I see jealousy in other kids my age. Jealous of the cheerleader sort of thing. Whenever I see anyone with that kind of jealousy, it almost always seems to stem from feelings of inadequacy. "I want to be like her, because I'm not good enough." People are unhappy with how they are (or, more accurately, how they are in comparison to how they think people want them to be in order to be accepted), and when they see someone who is what they want to be, they resent that person for having what they want. It's so silly. If you're happy with yourself, you won't be jealous. If you're unhappy with yourself, then instead of wasting your time and energy resenting someone else for it, learn to like yourself how you are or change it. Don't like those extra squishy spots on your body? Go exercise! Don't like being lazy? Do something! You have the power to make your life how you want it, so there's no reason to be pining after someone else's life.

Jealousy is a waste of time. Get up off your ass and make your own happiness!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Series: Overcoming Jealousy

Ok, we're about to do something very weird. Though this is just a family blog about random daily events, we're going to do a series on overcoming jealousy. The more perceptive among you will have noticed by now that most people in this house aren't monogamous. When people find out about this, usually the first thing they ask is, "Are you Mormon?" The second thing they usually ask is, "Don't you get jealous?" Well, we're going to answer that question. I'll be expecting everyone to write about it (yes even those of you who are single or monogamous). The first part will be coming soon!


P.S. Just to clarify, we're not Mormon.