I’ve been married for thirty years. Yes that is right, 3 decades now removed from any long lost episodes of never happened Green-Eyed Monster jealousy.

The phrase ‘green-eyed monster’ is from Shakespeare’s play Othello.

Igao who said,

“Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger,
But, oh, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts— suspects, yet soundly loves!”

As such, jealousy is a form a competitive rage. There are episodes of similar misconduct in the workplace over policies, ideas, and singular successes. There are few instances of singular successes that create lasting value. One idea feeds into another.

U2 splits their profits equally between the four front men and their manager. The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots kept all players on the level. (Albeit with differences in market based compensation)

My point is, we will all have episodes of competitive rage jealousy. Another one that comes to mind as this is being typed is the well-intentioned Occupy Wall Street. That was jealousy of the bottom 1% against the top 1%. The issue was fairness and an equalization of wealth, whether earned or entitled. Then the lower 1% moved into their encampments for food, shelter, warmth, et al. Not fair was the cry, and there was friction with conflict.

So there is my blog on the green-eyed Monster. I guess it depends on how you define relationship.


Green-eyed Monster

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