There are moments when people would try to run over you. They will try to show you your worth, or what you are selling. They can do that because they are the decision-makers.
It does not mean whatever their opinion is about us is universal. Do not get disheartened, keep building, shipping, and delighting your believers. You cannot win or please everyone.
For how much is Lettuce sold? Fifty cents, for instance. If another, then, paying fifty cents, takes the Lettuce, and you, not paying it, go without them, don’t imagine that he has gained any advantage over you. For as he has the Lettuce, so you have the fifty cents which you did not give.— Epictetus