The thing is, people only understand from their level of perspective, so there is no use trying to explain anything to everyone.
I happen to hate opinionated people (the vindictive kind, it’s not a crime to have an opinion, you know), and they are always going to judge you before they know the truth. But hey, they might never know, after all, ignorance is associated with these kinds of people. The first time I was being falsely accused of something, I got mad, real mad. And I started saying stuff that was obviously not at all nice and which I later on regret. Once words are spoken, they cannot be taken back, and I’ve learnt to watch my mouth or else I am going to be scooping down to their level. And I am far from being disgusted by that.
There’s always going to be false judgements of you, people didn’t know you but judged you anyways, and there are never going to stop. The world is full of opinionated people (and some great but humble people), again I mean the vindictive kind, and judging is what they do best. But why give them the satisfaction of letting them see you crumble when you can use their false accusations and their ignorance as fuels to succeed. Why explain anything to them when you know your worth deep down? Don’t waver, don’t give in. Don’t give them a chance to control you or to tear you down, and at the same time, don’t do that to other people.
If you’re going to succeed, do it with class and not with the intention of ruining others. It doesn’t mean you’re above everyone else just by pulling them down. Succeed because you have the skills and power, because you are better, not because you’re putting down your opponent.
Succeed with grace.