It is said that if you ask a grade school class room what they want to be when they grow up, you will get answers like an astronaut, explorer, singer or professional athlete.
Once that same class reaches high school, they have been talked out of believing those dreams are possible. If we were to follow that same group to their deathbed, we would find that the majority of them regret not following that dream, and they wished they had stayed true to themselves. This sad fact is outlined in the book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware.
Our dreams are laughed at, ridiculed and rationalized for us the length of our life. There are always those who don’t believe in our dreams because they don’t believe in their own. One day you will prove those people wrong. Either when you achieve your dream, or on your death bed. On both days you will learn that those people did not know what was best for you.
I hope it is the former.