In my limited experience, envy is not an issue in the eyes of landbound Newport
Beachers when looking at the liveaboard
community. It's more of a bemused pity, however misplaced. These are, for the most part, people who are pretty well off and generally able to acquire and do whatever they fancy. A simpler life as a desirable state never occurs to them. They just steer by different stars and, like us, wonder at the strangeness and variety as they go along. There are symbiotic relationships. We often house and pet-sit for our land-cursed friends as they go on cruises and the like. We get to live in a truly plush environment
for a stretch and they get first-rate care for the most anti-social dog I've ever met. We are almost always glad to move ashore and equally happy to be back aboard at the end of it.