How to deal with your family not understanding your cause / beliefs?

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Imagine that you have a cause that you strongly believe in and you’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this cause because it’s really important to you and you believe strongly in its power to make the world a better place, you have many who believe in it just as you do yet nobody in your family understands or believes in it as much as you, not willing to hear you out as much in it and sometimes even mock you that what you dream of is impossible , that you’re powerless as a person and no chance to get it done and even say that make jokes about you, don’t take you seriously and it hurts you because you live with them and you have to watch and listen to them daily do the things that go opposite to what you believe in and you’re hurt by their actions. How would you deal with that? Would you just ignore your family and do what you feel needs to be done and look for support amongst those of the same views as you outside your family or would you try to prove and argue with those in your family?
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As long as the "cause" you subscribe to is not hurting anyone or spreading hatred/prejudice against other communities of people then of course you should pursue what you are interested in regardless of what your family says. The only way to prove to a family that you made the right decision is to make a success out of it. If you pursue something they disagree with and it turns out badly for you, they will be the first people to say "I told you so". But if you earn a position of respect and make a name for yourself doing what you love, then they shut up about it. The only way to get past the haters and the people who tell you that you can't do something, is to steamroll right over them.
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Yeah, pretty much ignore your family. You can live with them without espousing their views on anything so long as you avoid clashes.

You ofc seek like minded people to befriend and talk to, relate. You work, earn income and live by yourself, away from toxic family members. You don't have to hate them or be bitter towards them. Just avoid them as much as possible. You owe nothing to them despite what people may say. They brought you to this world and they are obligated to raise you as a healthy person. LOADS of families fail at this. Unfortunately. But once you're an adult, you start the healing process yourself and take the steps necessary to succeed at what you believe in.
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