In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Someone loves us all.