Stop asking for people’s permission on something that makes you happy, stop allowing people to dictate where your life is going to go, which direction you are going to take and the reasons why. You don’t need their approval; you can happily listen to their opinion but if it does not appeal to you, then fuck it. Don’t use it.
At the end of the day it is going to be you and your life and your choice, not theirs. Choose who you want to be and where you want to go and fuck everybody else, screw the haters and maybe even your deadbeat friend that thinks it’s just a little bit too much for you, don’t carry around that negativity, the world is full of it already we don’t need to add to the pot.
Do you, simple straight forward and honestly, 100% the most fulfilling.