Would it hurt you if someone you have helped to get started becomes indifferent?

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
May 10, 2009 5:44pm CST
This is a hypothetical question. Let's say you have helped someone to get started on something. You have extended all possible help to him/her; nurtured him/her. This someone then becomes popular or successful. Would it hurt you if you become just one of the many faces he/she has now in his/her life? or would you just shrugged your shoulders and say: "Well, success is handled by people in different ways," and then forget about it?
3 responses
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 May 09
Excuse me? I'm over here!!!! That what I would say to them.....never bite the hand that feeds you or reaches out and help you....I would be pissed....then I would dismiss them from my life as anyone that would treat you like a nobody after you have helped them get a start isn't worth having in your life...
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Lol, that's quite straightforward, Jill, Thanks for that significant comment and happy mylotting.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
11 May 09
and congratulations on your win .
• Philippines
10 May 09
not exactly hurt, but i would appreciate an occasional hello every now and then. hehehe i would be glad to be instrumental in the beginnings of his success. and if he made it big, i'd be very happy for him. if the time came that he becomes indifferent, that's his choice... but not my loss. :)
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Sensible, yes, you're right. and my question should read "...just SHRUG your shoulders.." Thanks for that valuable input.
• United States
10 May 09
Well, I suppose it would be hard to deal with and yes it would hurt, but you could always say "I helped him get started!" No one may believe you, but you will know.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
10 May 09
That's a very sensible contribution. Thanks and happy mylotting.