It is the Beechers´ belief – which they support with persuasive lucidity – that jealousy is the affliction which affects us most seriously and pervasively in the conduct of our daily lives.
They not only analyze the many forms which jealous competition takes but define its root cause: PERSISTING INFANTILISM
Because of this failure of maturity, the individual´ s perception of the world in which he is functioning is distorted.
Instead of reaching out in his life, he is turned futilely in upon himself. He cannot be productive, his jealousy stifles him, and he leans more and more upon neurotic disguises to mask his behavior.