Radicals like Percy Shelley claimed they could do away with possessive love entirely. I guess, I agree that far more people are too jealous than not jealous enough.
Hm. Interesting. I probably wouldn't have put it in terms of "not jealous enough." Rather, I wonder, WHY are people jealous? I think it's because of something they're not acknowledging to themselves. For example, perhaps I am jealous of a friend's affection toward another because I desperately want to be loved myself and feel I am unloveable... Or perhaps I am scornful of another's career choice because I am afraid to admit - even to myself - what I really want. The jealousy is, more often than not in my experience, displaced from some other, deeper feeling. It is much easier attack the proxy than to confront the source.
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