The concept of nobleman/benefactor/貴人 is an intriguing one.
A nobleman’s job is always to help you, to grow you, to make you better one way or another, there’s no doubt about that.
However there is a slight misconception where people assume your nobleman to be nice, or be someone you like. Well some are, but some are not.
For example, remember that person who kept taunting you about your weight? Even if there were a few, there was that one person who finally pushed you out of your comfort zone and do something.
Remember that evil boss who made you quit that comfortable job you didn’t even like? The one that made you finally pursue the path you always wanted to and made tons of money doing it?
Well THAT is your nobleman!
Do remember to thank them someday.