We cannot stop the rain from falling but we can prevent it from wetting us.
We cannot control how people should see us and what they should think and talk about us but we can decide not to let them discourage us.
Do not let people kill your initiative because of their ignorance and inability to adapt to change.
Do not look down on yourself because of what people say about you.
Do not give up even when the one you look up to fail to support you.
You progress, peace and joy are not merely determined by the actions of others, they are hugely dependent on your attitude and reactions.