I'm going to be real with you buddy. No one cares. Everyone is too busy obsessing over themselves to give a hoot about others. Just focus on yourself, cus unless they're helping you pay for your expenses, those people don't matter at all. It don't matter when you start, what matters is that you're making money, and the more you make, then yeah you're doing damn well in life. Well, maybe not so much as how much you make, but instead that your expenses might be so low that you're able to save a boatload of cash. That's what really matter in the real world, is money and freeing yourself from the rat race.