Getting Help When You’re a Nobody01.09.11
I was talking to my brother and he mentioned that he just had lunch with a friend of his who very graciously helped him out when he was just starting out his law / academic career. He started this off by saying, "When I was a nobody..."
Certainly not that I'm somebody (and I'm definitely a nobody in the entertainment field), but when you're at the bottom of the barrel, when there's 14 layers of muck between you and the bottom, you remember every person who helps you out. Heck, you remember people who are just even nice to you at that point!
I don't know if I have anything interesting to say on this topic but just that I remember well what it's like (and I'm actively reminded of it) to be starting out. I also remember what it's like to have people be gracious and try and help you out and those are two things I try not to forget.