Do you think James Bond has any real friends?
March 13, 2012 9:00 AM Subscribe
Do you have a friend who seems to have it all -- financial stability, always the center of attention, people jumping into bed with them at the drop of a hat, to the point that it seems just plain unfair? Do you get jealous? If so, how do you maintain the friendship? If not, why do you think you don't feel any jealousy? (Particularly interested in answers from the early-twenties age range.)
posted by scaryblackdeath to human relations (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is just for a writing project (sequel to a novel). I have a main character who, after the first book, seemingly has it all. Naturally there are huge problems beneath the surface, otherwise it'd be boring as hell. Jealousy among his friends would seem a natural route to go, but I'm just not interested in it... I'm trying to keep the reactions of his friends semi-realistic in terms of why jealousy doesn't become a huge issue.
FWIW -- this character is pointedly humble, moral, compassionate and uncomfortable with the outward image of leading a charmed life.