People have a tendency and rather, an innate need to make everything seem like it’s a bad thing. Anything that is ideally a good thing is somehow turned into a word of shame.
However, it has come to my realisation that people can only view someone else through their limited perspective. When people face something from beyond that view, they try and turn the context negative, hoping their own limitations are well-hidden beneath it. That isn’t the case though for it is far more evident to you of how you have transcended such people.
In encounters and situations like these, don’t scream and beg them to see things your way for it will only reinforce their stance of negativity. Socrates has a thing or two to say about that. Instead, ignore them and keep going. They’ll come around in due time.
As someone once said, you cannot force open the petals of a flower.