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475 Jealousy, and other similar forms of neurosis grow out of man's inherited fear of
476 the loss of love of someone. This fear is the most painful of all the six basic
477 fears. It probably plays more havoc with the body and mind than any of the
478 other basic fears, as it often leads to permanent insanity.
479 The fear of the loss of love probably dates back to the Stone Age, when men
480 stole women by brute force. They continue to steal females, but their technique
481 has changed. Instead of force, they now use persuasion, the promise of pretty
482 clothes, motor cars, and other "bait" much more effective than physical force.
483 Man's habits are the same as they were at the dawn of civilization, but he
484 expresses them differently.
485 Careful analysis has shown that women are more susceptible to this fear than
486 men. This fact is easily explained. Women have learned, from experience, that
487 men are polygamous by nature – that they are not to be trusted in the hands of
488 rivals.
490 The distinguishing symptoms of this fear are:
491 JEALOUSY. The habit of being suspicious of friends and loved ones without
492 any reasonable evidence of sufficient grounds. (Jealousy is a form of dementia
493 praecox which sometimes becomes violent without the slightest cause). The
494 habit of accusing wife or husband of infidelity without grounds. General
495 suspicion of everyone, absolute faith in no one.
496 FAULT FINDING. The habit of finding fault with friends, relatives, business
497 associates and loved ones upon the slightest provocation, or without any cause
498 whatsoever.
499 GAMBLING. The habit of gambling, stealing, cheating, and otherwise taking
500 hazardous chances to provide money for loved ones, with the belief that love can
501 be bought. The habit of spending beyond one's means, or incurring debts, to
502 provide gifts for loved ones, with the object of making a favorable showing.

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