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Stafford Gordon's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Stafford Gordon

M D : Comment 4.

I agree about envy but jealousy is different; the latter is negative, destructive and often irrational.

We are jealous of our own positions in the affections of our spouses for instance; and liable to imagine all sorts of betrayals if we don't do regular reality checks.

Trust keeps jealousy at bay, envy is healthy but can turn to greed; but, they are different.

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:36:00 UTC | #388914