People’s opinions don’t turn you into anything. It’s what you do that does it.

Whose opinion makes you what you are? The opinion of your parents or siblings? The opinion of your aunt, cousin, or your sister-, or mother-in-law? The opinion of your own child or his or her peers? Your husband’s or wife’s opinion?

If you consider yourself an artist (if you feel you are an artist), they, on the other hand, don’t see an artist in you, and mock you, and tell you things like “You? Artist? Don’t make me laugh.” then what?