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Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure by Emma Goldman - William Matheson's Journal

Apr. 1st, 2007

07:44 pm - Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure by Emma Goldman

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Practically all of us have experienced jealousy. This paper eloquently explains the view that jealousy is the result of very base causes and how love and jealousy have almost nothing whatever to do with each other. Such sayings as "True love is always jealous," are, from this view, bunk.

"Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure" by Emma Goldman

We're all told "jealousy is wrong!" "jealousy is wrong!" and yet we still feel it, so all we can do is suppress the outward manifestations of this mortified rage (which is difficult, to be charitable). Emma Goldman, whom I'm shamed to admit I'm only now discovering, takes the trouble to tell us why jealousy is wrong (in more than just the moral sense - it's completely wrongheaded, too), and gives us a much better explanation than typical societal explanations. ("it just is," "you should trust people," "you're presuming too much," etc..)

Considering I slept on the floor last night, I think I'm learning my share for the day. =) I say this knowing that this kind of knowledge is old hat to most of my friends already!

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Date:April 2nd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
You get 500000 and fifteen points for linking Emma Goldman.

Ah, what a thinker. One of my absolute favorites.
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Date:April 2nd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
I had a feeling I'd hear from you! =) I have this funny inkling that with learning there's a chance I may inch in the general direction of your (a)political views.

I have to read a lot more about her to get a bead on some of the sensational things attributed to her. That aspect of things concerns me. But her ideas seem, so far, really sound.
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