I need your help. Here is the story. When I first announced that I would become a trader to my family and friends, the ones that did not laugh outright sort of gave each other that "knowing" look. If you have never seen it, tell someone that you are going to be an astronaut, or that you are actually from Atlantis, and watch them exchange glances, trying to decide whether to ridicule you publicly, or treat like you need medicine. Well, into my fourth year, I have become successful enough to begin to manifest a few modest lifestyle changes. I bought a new car! I needed a new car. I cut back my work hours to part time. I don't see the need to work full time if you don't have to. I don't earn that much. I have taken 20 ES points from 2 contracts this week. Big Deal. It seems that a few of my friends and family are not laughing at me now, but they are not at all happy for me either. Some of them seem to think that my trading is like the lottery, and since I don't "work" for it, I should have no problem giving some my income to them, whenever they feel the need. A true friend of mine warned me that success can bring unexpected reactions from people that you would not suspect. I discounted that advice and now have been caught off guard. To the successful traders, how does one handle success? Tell me some of your stories, maybe I can learn from them. Thanks.