It's important to remember that people can only understand you based on their level of understanding.
Some people know a version of you that used to exist, but no longer does (your parents or long-time friends). Some people hope that you'll change to meet their standards or ideals.
But the key is, you aren't responsible for their view of you. You're not responsible for their ideas or hopes or dreams. You can only be held responsible for you as you are. ❤️