Jealousy which is also known as a mental cancer and a jaundice of the soul is basically a type of emotion that instills in you negative thoughts, fear, insecurity, anxiety and all the negative feelings that one can think of. It is referred to as a combination of different emotions which may be anger, inadequacy, disgust, resentment and helplessness. It can be seen in people of every age. We all have experience this emotion at least once in our lives as it is not possible for anyone to control it completely in spite of knowing that it is bad and even agreeing with this fact. As to every fact there are some reasons behind it, similarly to prove the fact that jealousy is bad, there are many reasons behind it. This article lists the top ten reasons that why jealousy is considered as a completely useless emotion and why you should stay away from it and not let it control you and thereby destroy your life.
10. CAN AFFECT YOUR CAREER
Jealousy at workplace for other colleagues can affect your career in a really bad way. Most of the times when people envy their colleagues, then they always try to insult them in every possible way they can. You will do the same if you are jealous of someone. This will lead to a bad impression of your personality on others and even on your boss as jealousy is that emotion which cannot be hidden no matter how much you try to hide it. Many a times you can even bad mouth of the person you are jealous of. It does not matter if you do it intentionally or unintentionally, but you will do it under the control of jealousy. All these things can ruin your career as no company desires for such an employee. Thus, jealousy can affect your career very badly if not taken care of.
9. CAN BREAK FRIENDSHIPS
Most of the times when your friend gets better marks, you do feel jealous about it. This is in human nature as everyone wants to excel and if someone close to us gets what we want then obviously we will feel bad. But the important point is how well you tackle it. You should not let this feeling get heavy on you, as it can even ruin or break your friendship. You should try and find happiness in your friend’s success and should work even harder next time, but not with the negative thinking of defeating your friend, instead with the positive thinking to excel. Because, it is the thinking only with which you are doing your work matters. Thus, you should try and stay away from this emotion, as it has broken precious friendships.
8. CAN DESTROY FAMILY RELATIONS
It is seen most of the times that families have been broken because of jealousy. Most of the joint families are now nuclear ones, only because of this emotion of jealousy. Jealousy between family members leads to fights which then ultimately lead to partitions thereby hurting all the members of the family. Also, jealousy between siblings can even break families and the persons who are the most affected in this situation are the parents. Therefore, even if you are jealous of any of your family member, you should not take family decisions under the influence of this emotion. Thus, this is also a reason why being jealous is believed to be bad.
7. WILL MAKE YOU MISERABLE
Jealousy is also considered bad as it will make you sad and will develop a sense of fear in you for everything. You will start feeling miserable about yourself as no one will be there with you. Moreover, it will affect your thinking and you will only see the negative side of everything. Because of this you will also not be able to do or start anything new in life as the fear that jealousy had instilled in you will stop you from doing that. Therefore, you not let this emotion of jealousy influence you so much as it can make you a pathetic, fearful, sad, miserable and a pessimistic person and thus it is best if you stay away from jealousy.
6. CAN DESTROY YOUR SOCIAL LIFE
Social life is basically the time that we spend with other people doing enjoyable things and during that time we keep aside all the tension and worries of our lives. Socializing around with different people also have many advantages such as it helps you to make new friends, develop new career connections and who knows you can even find your soul mate. If you will let jealousy get hold of you, then all you will have in mind is how to insult someone and prove your superiority. No one likes to be around such people who will spoil their mood as people gather socially to have fun and to forget about their problems. And thus jealousy will ruin your social life to a great extent as no one would want to socialize with you and you will be deprived of all the benefits of socializing.
5. WILL AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
As we all know that a jealous person is also a fearful and sad one. So, if you will let jealousy get heavy on you, you will be one among them who will fear about everything. Also, all these things will lead to all the more tension and stress which will ultimately affect your health and will thus give rise to many health problems such as heart diseases, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, accelerated aging, premature death and many more. Moreover, the negative thinking that jealousy develops in you will affect your mind and thus will give rise to depression and anxiety which will make you mentally ill. Therefore, jealousy can make you both mentally and physically ill and that is why you should try and keep this emotion under control.
4. WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR SOUL MATE
It is most often said that if you are jealous then you are not in love. Jealousy will inculcate a fear of losing your special someone in you. Then because of this fear, you will start doubting your soul mate and thus you will not trust your other half. As we all know that trust is the pillar of any relationship and if it is broken then there is no relationship left. Jealousy is that emotion that will prevent you from trusting your loved one and will thus take away your special someone away from you. Thus, jealousy can also take away the most special person of your life if not controlled at the right time and that is the reason it is also called as the grave of affection.
3. CAN MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL
Jealousy can make you take such decisions in life that you may have to regret for life long. Most of the times under the influence of jealousy, many people follow the wrong path in order to take revenge, and these decisions that people take in anger and jealousy, can ruin their life. Thus, if jealousy will get over your mind, then it will start controlling it and can even make you a criminal. That is also one of the many reasons that why people consider it evil.
2. WILL AFFECT THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
We all know that if something bad happens to us, it will also affect the people who love us. So, if something bad happens to you because of this emotion then it will not only affect you but will also hurt the people who care for you and love you. If by mistake you committed a crime because of jealousy then it not only will affect your life but the people who are close to you will also have to face the society and have to hear their harsh and thus their life will also be ruined. Thus, jealousy will not only affect your life but can also destroy other people’s life which are related to your life and is thus an ill emotion.
1. YOU WILL BE LEFT ALL ALONE
A jealous person is left all alone at the end. The same will happen to you if you are a jealous one. You will be having no one with whom you can share your feeling with, who loves you, who will take care of you, who will support you through all the harsh times, you will guide you when you are distracted from your path and who will stand by you no matter what. Jealousy will take all the persons who love you, away from you and will leave you all alone. Thus, jealousy is a vicious emotion which can ruin your life without you even knowing.