Their reality does not need to be your reality
When I was a kid in school everyone used to tell me that I am a hopeless case. Today I am on the best way to become fincancially free and outrun all my class mates. . About Less Brown they said, that he is retarded, he is amongst the most successfull Coaches and Entrepreneurs today.
What ever someone says about you, it’s allways up to you to decide if you let their words become your reality.
They can say what they want, if you have a solid rock self-believe no one will ever be able to break you.
Allways trust your gut feeling and do not let other peoples opinion determine your thoughts. Become a self-thinking beeing. Question your thoughts, the believe patterns you have might be adopted by someone else, somewhere in the past.