What spiderman and wang lee hom have in common
Unless you are living under the rock,
you probably have watched the latest
Spiderman movie (OMG!) and read about
Wang Lee Hom’s scandal (OMGGGGG!)
Strangely, Peter Parker and Wang Lee Hom
have a few things in common.
1. Both of them have huge fanbases.
(I happen to be a fan of both of them)
2. Both of them are dominating the news
and dinner conversations right now.
3. Both of them have ‘no way home’.
Here comes the most important commonality.
Both of them are teaching us
a similar lesson:
With great power comes great responsibility.
Peter Parker has super powers.
Wang Lee Hom has super influence.
And with that, comes a lot of expectations
from the public to do good with what they
have been given.
Peter Parker has to learn it the hard way
when he lost Uncle Ben (in the first series
Lee Hom is now learning the lesson too.
As of this email, he has lost millions of dollars
worth of business sponsorships.
General sentiments towards his action
aren’t looking very good either.
Even Jay Chou unfollowed him.
As the world hate on Lee Hom,
it got me thinking.
Am I ready for fame?
Am I ready for wealth?
Am I ready to be a person of mega influence?
Because with all the fame, wealth and
influence, I am expected to do good with it.
But can I wear the weight of
I am afterall a mere human being.
I have flaws.
I have my weaknesses.
I have a dark side.
And then it hit me.
If you want to be successful in the short term,
work on your charisma.
If you want to be successful in the medium
term, work on your competence.
If you want to be successful in the long term,
work on your character.
Character traits like integrity, compassion and
humility. These traits give you staying power.
So as you work on your fame, wealth and
influence, remember to work on your
Only then can you KEEP your fame, wealth
and influence – and do massive good with
all that you have been given.
As the cautionary saying goes:
When the light on you is brighter than
the light in you, you will burn.
Remember this as you work on your fame,
wealth and influence in 2022!
Let me know if this email resonated with you
Your #1 fan,
P.S. I am planning to write to you more often
because I really want you to do well.
So here’s the plan.