Can jealousy be positive?

Jealousy, kept within the bounds of normal behavior, can be a good thing. Thomas Jefferson, after all, thought that a truly free government must be founded in jealousy.

Normal jealousy can simply be a sign that one partner in a relationship cares about the other one, values the relationship they share and doesn't want to lose it.

But the minute the pet bunny is threatened, see that as a signal that the green-eyed monster of jealousy has gone too far.

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