Hey Kid: Opinions
One of my favorite quotes: "You wouldn't worry so much about what others thought of you if you knew how little they did." Don't let the opinions of others bog you down with worry and fret. It's not worth the effort. And besides that, most people have better things to do than to talk about what happens to you. (No offense.) Stop caring about what other people think. When you stop and think about it, most of the people that come in and out of our lives are temporary. Very temporary. You'll never see them again. I think Dr. Seuss said it best. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Live your own life. Don't sabotage your own efforts by worrying what other people are going to say. Most of them won't say anything. And if they do, remember it's only opinion and they are worthless unless they are invited.