Whenever you stand up for something with confidence you will be called arrogant, prideful, brash, cocky, and talked negatively about by even people close to you. That's just they way it is. Just remember, the dogs bark and the caravan rolls on. Don't let them tear you down or discourage you from standing on what you believe. They are just people with weak spirits who are unhappy with themselves and are using you as a pincushion.