Many years ago, my wife worked in an art store. A famous basketball player walked in. For those of you who remember, this guy was a big deal on the Phoenix Suns basketball team back in the day. Now he is in politics. Whether he deserves his position is something for another day.
He just reminds me of another situation.
He had some huge, loyal fans. He was a great player. However, the day that he came into the art store, he was not at his best. A friend of my wife's was a big fan and asked for his autograph. The pro refused to sign something for him and got mad. Told the guy to leave him alone. It makes me wonder if he acted like that while he was running for office.
Doubtful. No matter how he was feeling he definitely kissed as many babies as he could considering his reputation.
Needless to say that my wife's friend got over being his fan.
In the end, The pro left and my wife pursued him and shoved the piece of paper in his face. She told him that he was going to sign it because he was no one without his fans.
What is my point? Whether you are a famous sports figure, an actor, a writer, or someone else famous, people have spent the resource that means the most on you.
No. I'm not talking about money. I am talking about time. Time is the greatest resource in the world. If someone spends there time to read something that I wrote, I will consider that a compliment. If someone takes the time to appreciate me that much, the least I can do is give them some of my time...and vice versa...if I give my time seeing a movie or reading a book, I would like someone else's time too.
As an example, Harlan Coben took the time out to respond to an email that I sent to him about his books. I appreciated that because he appreciated me and my time.
So, the take away is that one may be famous, but fame does not make anyone better...or their time more important.