One afternoon my physics teacher summoned me to the lab to discuss my test scores. He said, “Your score is good, but I can tell that you haven’t been paying attention in the class or reading much from the textbook. The way you have approached the problems is very original and impressive. You have a gift, one day you will achieve big things, but remember to ignore the noise from society”.
Many years down the line, I often find strength in those words when someone challenges my ideas and approach for being different.