"Don't worry about how slowly you feel you're heading to your dreams, or how many roadblocks you find, or detours you need to take, you're still cruising far ahead of everyone who's too afraid to even try." Karen Salmansohn
Have you ever noticed how the people that think they know what is best for you, the ones that give their unwanted advice so freely, are the very people that have never put themselves 'out there' at all.
And yet, there they are telling you the ins and outs of your dreams. Hopefully, you can turn a deaf ear to the 'Doubting Thomas' and continue on your journey. They have fear attached to the direction you are going, it is not about you. You will never convince them to join you, that's a fact, so you need to be strong enough to go it alone. And that is okay.
No two journeys are the same, we all have specific lessons. We have all had unique experiences that dictate our reactions. We don't know anyone else's direction, nor do they know ours. This is why you need to turn a deaf ear, no one really knows your destiny. You will go where you need to go and do what you need to do regardless. As for whether someone is trying or they aren't, we don't really know that either. We really don't know where others ARE in their lives. It's just another reminder to do your own thing, mind your business, no judgement, no assumptions. Simply live your own life, at your own pace.
"No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across, but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!" - Nietzsche