“ Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land. ”
Source: Leaves of Grass
Society has never spared anybody... It is not that you are the only one who is the target of unkind talk and unkind looks. Only if you are strong and self-confident, you can let others say what they want.
There is a distance between possibility and reality. Do you have the courage and commitment to walk this distance?
To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.