So many people will not be able to see your potential … (x)
My first “best friend” as a kid always made me be the Flounder to her Ariel. The Mrs. Potts to her Belle. When the lead in a Disney was a boy, like The Lion King, I got to be Simba. But when Pocahontas came out the next year, she was back to being the eponymous character, and I was left deciding whether to be Nakoma or Meeko or even Flit.
My friends since then have all been people who share the limelight, or at least we recognize that we both could be in one roll or the other on a given day. (Of course, sometimes, when you are dealing with someone else’s life, their problems, that’s when you go be the supporting character.) This is something I wish I’d heard when I was younger, but have absolutely found to be true as an adult.