‘A man cannot be a Prophet in his own town.’ (Zevach Pesach 54:2)
In the place where you grow up and to the people who you grow up with - you will never be taken seriously – no matter how much you achieve. (let's put it another way - you will be taken much more serious by strangers)
To Barack Obama’s mother, he is a cute little boy, not the President of America.
it’s just a reality of life.
There is one exception ........ my own family and friends who treat me like I'm the best - thank you for all of your bday wishes