The world is full of people who think you are on a wild goose chase because what you are pursuing does not match their definition of normal.
These are the people who will also criticize you, no matter what you do.
You have to be ok with these people hating you for growing or doing anything interesting because in their hearts they are jealous of you. Or, if they think that you don’t exist.
The degree of this hate, criticism, or avoidance depends on how out of the box is your pursuit.
The only thing that matters is that you feel right about what you are doing.
Of course, get a sanity check by discussing your plans with your mentors, but then keep going for it.
This is important for achieving big success, more importantly, it is a requirement for creating something original.
It also makes sure that you are happy through your pursuits without seeking validation from a bunch of haters.