In another life, I taught Psych 1 section to freshmen. I’d open each discussion session with an open-ended question to whet their curiosity about the day’s subject. Following a lecture on emotion, I posed this question to the class:
If you could get rid of any emotion, what would it be?
Can you guess the most popular answer in the group? The nearly unanimous response?
Take a few moments to think.
The emotion they wanted to snuff out, by miracle or by pill, was jealousy.
The voice that whispers you are not enough.