08 May '11, 6pm
Surprising Jealousy: Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Honore de Balzac Jealousy is not a helpful emotion. There is very little goodness in it, although it serves as one of our primary fall backs, as it is the emotion connected to our most primitive survival mechanisms. Forbidden in all of the ancient religious texts, our earliest ancestors knew the damage that coveting and jealousy can wreak not just in our primary relationships but also in our attempts to build community. Still, I imagine I am not the only woman who looked on at the fuss of the Royal Wedding, experiencing pangs of envy at the wonder of watching a woman become a princess. Royalty, whether bestowed by blood lineage of excessive wealth often stirs these feelings in me. The distance between those who have and those who dont has only expanded exponentially during my lifeti...