Dreaming 101 – People will talk smack.
Pragmatists, pessimists, AND pragmatists and pessimists pretending to be “realists” love to stand on their own little concrete ledges and curse you for your foolish faith.
In my experience they are pretty much impossible to shut up. You can’t argue with them nor can you convince them to join you, there is really one option, simply put your hands over your ears and keep on walking.
When you fall (and you will) they may laugh at you, berate you, or offer you some form of cliched sympathy that patronizes the dreamer within you to your very core.
Don’t listen to them, ignore them and keep on walking, eventually you will be so far away from them that you won’t be able to hear them any more.
Your life challenges them, they are alone on their ledge, AND the only way to save them is to keep on walking.