I've learned that regardless of your actions and words, others are capable of distorting and creating their own perception of you. You can be staring at the same glass of water, and what you see others might not.
I see a ½ full glass of opportunity, friendship, and love. They might see a ½ empty glass filled with jealousy, fear, and solitude. You can't make others feel what you feel or see what you see. . . so why bother?
Live your life unapologetically.