No one ever took me seriously. I was either too small, or too weak, or too carefree for others to look at me like I could make a difference. But all of those moments where people defeated me for things that weren't necessarily bad things, those moments made me great.
Do not tolerate being vilified. Distance yourself from those who seek to take underhanded jabs at you while maintaining their innocence. Such behavior barks of immaturity and a complete disregard for the feelings of others.