So-called “experts” and pundits will always try to pigeon-hole you. They will try to categorize you as they see fit, in order to make themselves feel good. If you are pursuing your passions or mission, you’ll notice people trying to “put you in your place.” Some alleged “authority” will try to cut you down.
Don’t be rattled by them, and don’t be intimidated by their perceived air of authority. The man in the arena is the one who drives history. It is not the critic or the hater. Do what you need to do, and keep moving forward.
We go into more detail in this podcast.