It doesn't matter how hard you try to impress other people. You can spent much resources: money, time, attention, and talents. They will not be impressed. In my case, there are few people whom I have tried to impress, but to no avail. I mean they will talk to me when they have to do this. They even might give me small favors. However, upon closer look, I realize that we may know one another's names, birthdays, personal likes and dislikes, but at the same we will not be close, at least at this point.