They will hate. They will say no. That’s the whole point. Your job now is to prove them wrong. Are you defined by their words? Heck no. By their low opinion of you? By following their “advice” you will become that low version of yourself they see in you. That is not your aim. You can reach the stars if you want to. But you can also flop if you want to. You got some people to prove wrong and you got YOUR best life to live. Let them talk if they may for that is only a reflection of their own discontent with their own life. And you won’t want to end up like them. Only way out is the way up.