There are two types of haters you'll encounter.
I'm not saying you should drop your friends, but you should try to surround yourself with like-minded peers -- people who will think what you're doing is awesome and will root for you.
- People who are jealous of your drive and possible success, and make themselves feel better by beating you down.
- People who are so conservative and afraid to take risks, that they just can't understand your logic and figure there must be something wrong with you.
Source: Ask Pud: Life in general
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