Nobody wants to follow in their parents’ footsteps. However, it’s unavoidable somehow, especially if you have one of the most well-known dads in the world, and Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, is no exception. Chet acknowledged that his childhood was challenging, but he was able to get through it until something within of him shifted.
In his YouTube video, which he uploaded on his own channel, Chet was quite open. He discussed how hard it was for him to grow up in a renowned family and how it affected him. He made it obvious, though, that if given the choice, he would not alter any aspect of his life. He said, “I adore my folks. “I’m really glad and blessed for all that. I wouldn’t want any other parents, and I wouldn’t want any different life.”
Chet acknowledges that popularity is not always a positive thing for a person, while not wishing to change his family. Actor from “Shameless” added: “The fact is that it has two sharp edges. It’s far more difficult, and few people truly comprehend it.”
Chet is aware of how privileged he is for the extraordinary life he has led as a result of having well-known parents. He continued, saying: “There are many benefits, but occasionally it may be somewhat strange. Many folks don’t have the chance to do the great things that I got to do. I was fortunate enough to travel the world, stay in five-star hotels, and fly on private jets. I wouldn’t alter my circumstances.”
Chet was fully aware, though, that the recognition and attention were not a result of his own accomplishments.
The fact that I wasn’t renowned made Chet’s experience much more difficult since celebrity is already poisoned, he added. “I wasn’t even doing anything to deserve any form of recognition because I was just the kid of somebody famous,” he continued. “And it produced a lot of disdain.”
For the single father, celebrity was poisonous and, if unchecked, would lead to ruin. The most potent substance known to man is fame, Chet said, so bear that in mind. “It has the potential to be the most harmful. Persons are enamored with celebrity and hold renowned people in high regard.”
One of the most difficult aspects was when people would judge Chet based on his renowned family. People would form opinions about me before they ever had a chance to get to know me, and he claimed it was very difficult to get past their defenses. In addition, he acknowledged that going through this had given him a “hard exterior” and a “chip on his shoulder.”
The notion that he had never had to work for anything disturbed Chet more than any other popular misunderstanding. Chet said, “I’m really privileged, but I wasn’t spoilt. “My parents didn’t give me a free pass; I never received only cash or an allowance. Since the beginning of my existence, I have always had to struggle for all I have.”
The “Empire” star reassured his audience that he is doing well these days and has overcome many of the challenges he had as a child.
Chet declared at the video’s conclusion that “I’m just now beginning to fully believe that I don’t really have anything to prove to anyone. Overall, I’m quite content and fortunate. I’ve discovered a lot about who I am.”
He got enraged and bitter as a person after being sent to a wilderness camp at the age of 17. Additionally, it caused him to lose confidence in God, and at one time in his life, he converted to atheism. But he managed to restore his faith in some way.
Chet discussed how a little trek impacted his religion during a guest visit on the show IMPAULSIVE Clips.
Chet stated, “I walked out and sat on the edge of this cliff and was just gazing out at the vista.
“I was staring out at that scene and looking back at where I had been from a higher vantage point since I had been stranded in the desert for 12 weeks and there was nothing to look at. However, I’m now viewing it from a vantage point on top of this mountain.”
Chet claimed he experienced a spiritual encounter in which God removed all of his unfavorable emotions by touching him and making his presence known.
I’m so affected by emotion, so I’m looking about,” he said.
“I had the impression that God had touched me. That’s when God made Himself known to me “said he. “All of that hatred, bitterness, and wrath turned into anger. It reversed into nothing but unending optimism, thankfulness, serenity, and love.”