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<!--QuoteBegin-priestishJealousy doesn't stem from the knowledge that someone earned the thing which is desired, but merely possess it.[/b]
I smell jealousy
Do you think you're funny? It's impossible to be jealous of a cheater, that would imply they actually earned what they have.
n 1: a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival) [syn: green-eyed monster] 2: zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions (Num. 5:14; Prov.
6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for another's honour or prosperity
(Ps. 79:5; 1 Cor. 10:22; Zech. 1:14).
Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Dunno about you, but to me, a rival that either has honor or prosperity actually earned it. I don't want level 70 overnight, I want to do it fair and square by myself, because that actually has meaning. Fuck cheaters, I want them banned, I don't want what they have.[/b][/quote]
I'm well aware of the definitions of the word, but notice that it is due to intense emotion. As you can see every day, intense emotion is not conjoined with logic, thus the knowledge or concept that someone earned the object of desire does not come into play, but merely the fact that they have something you do not. As a matter of fact, if you are reasonable enough to look at someone and say "they earned that, damnit, and I want it too!" you are more likely to see what steps they took to get it and plan accordingly than follow up with a preposterous thought that just because they have it you should also. Wanting something simply because someone else has it is jealousy; wanting something that someone has and recognizing that they earned it segues into a very different mindset of planning to achieve a shared goal.
I've never seen a case of jealousy where someone was cognizant of any effort expended to achieve whatever is in question, but always seen where someone is simply emotional over a possession they do not have that someone else does. Therefore, to me, it is implausible that someone jealous of anyone's level is in that state because of any effort expended, but simply because they are not that level and cannot see past the chemical reactions causing the emotion. I agree with "fuck cheaters", but fuck K2 also for allowing them. Anybody who is known as a cheater does not have honor within the community, and prosperity is relative although I would venture that people who have XX level are not seen as being prosperous in any way. If we are to argue that people gain honor and prosperity with XX level, then surely we ascertain that you get the same after XX years of living?