Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They can keep their opinion and not live rent free in your head. Eviction notice.
This is your journey. These are your boundaries. Boundaries with yourself and others. Boundaries for your good and the good of those around you. The critic and the opportunist are welcome to watch from the sidelines. That’s their business. But you don’t need to join them and you don’t have to let them take a free ride on your journey. You’ve got enough to carry.
Pick up your own reasonable sized backpack, give them a friendly wave, and keep on keeping’ on. We’re overcoming. We’re gettin’ our heal on. We’ve got good work to do.