You begin to get to a point where you no longer care what anyone thinks at all, you start to worry about yourself more and more and then you notice that most of the negativity in life comes from those who just do not want to see you make it. They want to keep you down and they enjoy the fact that you may get frustrated or emotional and they enjoy it even more when you show these emotions.
So what can you do to stop it?.... Laugh...
Laugh at the jokes, the smiles and smirks and everything anyone does because in the end ALL that matters is how highly you think of yourself. If you feel you can do it or if you want to try it, surround yourself with those who want to do the same. Tap into the right places and see about what you can do to make it happen.
For me I have become the strongest because I have learned to pray and think more before I act. It is leading to great personal growth. Find out what you need to do, who you need to eliminate in your life and who you need to surround yourself with. Things will run a lot smoother in your day to day life!