Probably not the place for this but you guys have helped me before with random shit. I think this could apply in whatever goals you're pursuing.
I've been making music for a while now. Started when I was 15. Back then I would make something with my friends, and show it to others and they'll be like "damn bro that's good hahah you should make more".
Which was cool but now 4 years later, I worked diligently on my craft and I make exponentially better music. Now when I show it to "friends" they have this weird attitude. It's like they know it's good but they don't want to tell me type of mentality.
I felt the same thing when I started lifting. When I had started they'd be like oh shit nice bro you've been hitting the gym?. But now 2 years later, they'd see me at a party and tell the girls I take steroids because "no one can get that big naturally"
Has anyone come across this, for a lack of a better term, hater mentality? It's like they want you to grow until they realise that you'll grow more than them. It's weird to me because when I see someone working hard towards their passion, even if it's a stranger, I feel great for them. I go out of my way to show my appreciation and encourage them.
Any discussion appreciated