There would always be scenarios that would want to provoke you, question your believe, be little your hard work and make people want to ask you stupid questions. Don't let the pressure drive you into doing stupid things you would regret.
Seriously, what is the essence of living when all you do is just exist. No plans, no goals, no impact, you are looking forward to nothing, you are not trying to do anything?
Playing small doesn't change what people think of you. Living should never be about pleasing others. You first in everything you do.
Your friends are your most assured connections, believe it or not. Most people up there have been fortunate to have kept at least a friend with purpose...
Keep pushing the hustle is real, so is the reward.
You can't keep what you are not ready for; money, relationship, opportunities, love, greatness, Fame etc. The power to make what you have lasting depends on how ready you are for it.
The fruits we see yearly on trees was not what was achieved in one year but the years of gradual growth from seed till when it became a tree.
A real friend is rare, so if you have one, trust me, you are lucky.
Layback attitude won't get anyone anywhere, don't self destruct because you don't want to go the extra mile. There is a lot at stake, wishing it won't cut it, you will have to work it.
So the stranger handed him a bottle of water and told him to wash his face with the water before he sleeps that night.