The original source of this inherent fear needs but little description, because it obviously grew out of man'spolygamous habit of stealing his fellowman's mate, and his habit of taking liberties with her whenever hecould.
Jealousy, and other similar forms of dementia praecox grow out of man's inherited fear of the loss of love ofsomeone. This fear is the most painful of all the six basic fears. It probably plays more havoc with the bodyand mind than any of the other basic fears, as it often leads to permanent insanity.
The fear of the loss of love probably dates back to the stone age, when men stole women by brute force. Theycontinue to steal females, but their technique has changed. Instead of force, they now use persuasion, thepromise of pretty clothes, motor cars, and other "bait" much more effective than physical force. Man's habitsare the same as they were at the dawn of civilization, but he expresses them differently.
Careful analysis has shown that women are more susceptible to this fear than men. This fact is easilyexplained. Women have learned, from experience, that men are polygamous by nature, that they are not to betrusted in the hands of rivals.
SYMPTOMS OF THE FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE
The distinguishing symptoms of this fear are:
JEALOUSY. The habit of being suspicious of friends and loved ones without any reasonable evidence ofsufficient grounds. (Jealousy is a form of dementia praecox which sometimes becomes violent without theslightest cause). The habit of accusing wife or husband of infidelity without grounds. General suspicion ofeveryone, absolute faith in no one.
FAULT FINDING. The habit of finding fault with friends, relatives, business associates and loved ones uponthe slightest provocation, or without any cause whatsoever.
GAMBLING. The habit of gambling, stealing, cheating, and otherwise taking hazardous chances to providemoney for loved ones, with the belief that love can be bought. The habit of spending beyond one's means, orincurring debts, to provide gifts for loved ones, with the object of making a favorable showing. Insomnia,nervousness, lack of persistence, weakness of will, lack of self-control, lack of self-reliance, bad temper.
对失去爱情的恐惧或许要追溯到石器时代，那时候，男人要靠蛮力窃取女人。至今他们还在窃取女人， 只是技巧改变了。现在他们不用暴力，而改用劝诱方式， 许之以华服、名车和其他比体力更有效的"诱饵"。男人的习性与文明曙光出现前别无二致，只是表现方式不同而已。