The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:|
"I see that in these matters I am cleaner than most men and more
easily clean; and it may be that it is in the vein of just that
distinctive virtue that I fell so readily into a passion of
resentment and anger.
"I despised a jealous man. There is a traditional discredit of
jealousy, not so strong as that against cowardice, but still very
strong. But the general contempt of jealousy is curiously wrapped
up with the supposition that there is no cause for jealousy, that it
is unreasonable suspicion. Given a cause then tradition speaks with
an uncertain voice. . . .
"I see now that I despised jealousy because I assumed that it was