My cousin has always been the pride of the family. He is a nurse and he married a person who has a law degree. My brother was always compared to him and asked, “why can’t you be like your cousin, he is so successful”. I could tell it bothered him although he was just a red collar guy and liked finally working with his hands. He was always tinkering with a car, sod mower, or even some sort of appliance trying to repair it or make it better; He used to hang out at his buddy’s apartment fixing up antique cars. When it came time to choose a job, he decided that he wanted to become an Heating and Air Conditioning maintenance serviceman. My parents supported his decision but upset that he would work himself to death to make ends meet. They actually wanted him to go to a four year college and get a degree but knew he would never be cheerful. So long as he was cheerful with being a “laborer”, they would be cheerful for him. Boy did he surprise people! Five years after earning his certification as an Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman, he opened up his own business. That was almost more than nine years ago now and he has expanded to employ twenty people. Now, whenever anyone mentions my cousins “success”, my parents remind them of my brother’s supplier. They then hand people his company card in case they need a wonderful repair serviceman. They also tell them not to expect a family discount with the way they talked down about their son. It is nice to hear my parents supporting my brother the way they do.