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Old 03-04-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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Hi guys,

Just wondering how you would deal with this. My question is how would you deal with life if you had famous relatives? Me for example:
-Famous Athlete Basketball (Dadís Side)
-Grammy Winning Music Producer (Dad Side)
-Uncle NFL Coach (moms side)
-Cousin-Associate producer producer in hollywood (moms side)

Recently I got invited by that famous basketball playerís sister to help out with something for the Obamaís. Anyway, Iím very humble and never brag. Only a handful I like sharing this. I recently shared the president news with a friend and envy was all over his face. I was disappointed. I try to get my friends involved. I introduced my friend who is an aspiring football coach (he coachís high school). I got my uncle to help my friend break down film and to help him pick his brain. I get my barber pro gear when I go to NFL games. I gave a friend who wants to be an actor a chance to audition for my cousin in NY. So with the stuff Iím sharing would you not tell anybody? I have opportunities and resources that some are not fortunate to have, so I like helping. Any advice? Thx
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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"Famous" people have a busy schedule. Always make sure to ask them first...
As of sharing them with others, or your friends? I would ask them first if they want to be shared, or involved. Otherwise you are just pushing and bragging.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in a Field of Hopes and Dreams
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This belongs in the non-relationships forum, but to answer your question, I see nothing wrong with what you're doing.

I'm the same way, if I see an interest of someone I care about, and I know I can help them, I'm going to try and do so. I'm sure or at least I'm counting on the fact that you know these people in your family well enough to offer their help; but I think if your friends can't handle it without becoming envious, that's a character flaw and personal problem with them.

Personally, I've completely had it with envious and competing friends. I believe friendships should be about supporting one another, rather than becoming downright envious or feeling the need to compete because of what you have, they should appreciate your support, because God knows how hard it is just finding people to be there for you when your down....
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Sorry if this was the wrong forum. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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Treat them the same way you would anyone else.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Like I would handle anyone else who is famous, treat them no different that the rest of my friends and family.
They are human and doing what they worked hard for and love to do.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:09 AM
 
Location: I don't know..If you find me, let me know.
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One thing you need to do is not confuse family (whom you have no choice about) with friends (whom you can CHOOSE based on similar character traits, personalities, etc), Yes, it would be awesome if your family was loving and supportive instead of petty and jealous, but they aren't and there's nothing you can do to change that. So accept it and move forward.

The only way to "handle" them is to continue to do amazing things with your life, live your life the way YOU want to and take anything they say with a grain of salt. Say "yeah, okay" and then think to yourself "pssh, whatever" and do what you feel is right. This is exactly why you'll see famous celebrities who don't speak to their dad or their brother or cousin or whomever - because they didn't do anything to help them get where they are but now that they're rich and famous there they are with their hands out.

So if they put on a fake smile and congratulate you, honey, put on an even BIGGER fake smile and say "thank you". Don't worry about them talking badly about you behind your back because it just means they have nothing better to do with their lives. Just surround yourself with friends that YOU chose to be around you and who will support you. They can become your family.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Treat them the same way you would anyone else.
Definitely. They are just people.
In my riding days I met lots of famous people.
To repeat they ARE just human.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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One thing you need to do is not confuse family (whom you have no choice about) with friends (whom you can CHOOSE based on similar character traits, personalities, etc), Yes, it would be awesome if your family was loving and supportive instead of petty and jealous, but they aren't and there's nothing you can do to change that. So accept it and move forward.
Where in the world does the OP say his family is petty and jealous, and not loving and supportive?
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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I would not overdo the asking for favors...They might think thy should relegate you to "fan" status. I would treat them like your Uncle, Aunt, Cousin....whatever....
Think about it. Think how you might feel if the only time someone contacted you was to have you do a favor for someone....DO not abuse the privilege...They will appreciate you for it. This is my opinion
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