Don’t let yourself be weighted down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.
The shadow side of knowledge is that knowing prevents us from learning. The state of learning is a state of openness to all possibilities, whereas the state of knowing is a state of closedness to all further possibilities.
But it’s also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So we must celebrate the changes.