“When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors – old friends, family.” – Dave Grohl
When people become very successful, they sometimes find it difficult to keep both feet on the ground and stay true to their roots. Successful people are constantly busy and they start making new friends in the field they are active in. Their busy schedule and the interactions with other people make them slowly forget about their family and old friends. It is not always on purpose, but it tends to happen because of the new lifestyle.
Your family and your close friends will truly be happy for you when you are successful. Friends you have had since you were young will therefore support you in whatever you do. Even if your life changes drastically at some point, do not forget that they were there for you when you were not successful yet. Friends and family will always be the heavy anchors keeping you in your place. Do not forget you became successful because of who you were and who you interacted with in the first place.
Dave Grohl, born in 1969, is an American rock musician. The long-haired rocker was the former drummer of the grunge band Nirvana, but is also known as the frontman of the Foo Fighters and the drummer of Them Crooked Vultures. The Foo Fighters is Grohl’s main band. Some of their many popular hits are Everlong, Monkey Wrench, Times Like These and The Pretender. The Foo Fighters have won several awards, including a few Grammy Awards. An interesting fact is that Grohl does not know how to read sheet music. He writes his music only by ear. The musician has also been vocal about drug abuse, because he has seen people in his entourage die from it.