Life is about decisions, risks, and rewards. Without those three things you aren’t living at all, you’re simply existing. Existences is great for some, but most of us prefer to live.
With that said, do not allow the words of others to determine what you do. Your decisions may be reckless. Your risks may be too great. Your rewards may not be as vast as you’d like, but those are your experiences, not the one’s of your onlookers.
The peanut gallery will always have something to say. That’s their role. But keep them in the foul ball area, away from your view and swing for the damn fences. (I hate baseball, but the analogy was too perfect not to use.) Be happy! That’s your goal. Do not live to appease the people that don’t understand you. Live according to what makes your life worth it!
“Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now. I been feeling it since 1966, now.” — Portugal