Tune them out. Close your ears. If it helps, go live in a cave. Just don’t listen to them telling you your dreams are not achievable and that you are an idiot for trying.
It’s amazing to watch how people react when you tell them you want to make it on your own. They laugh. Can you believe that? They laugh.
They give you a hundred reasons as to why you shouldn’t.
If that doesn’t dampen your spirits, they will tell you that you have no will.
Remember when Mark Twain said “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great” ?? Every random time I read this quote when I was small, I would ask myself “who would do THAT?? Who would belittle your ambitions???” Apparantly a lot of people. And people who claim to be your friends. Amazing.
I just want to lay it out there. It doesn’t matter what they tell you. It doesn’t matter if you are a little hurt that they laughed. Just go out there and live your dreams.