Below is a pie chart of "People's Reaction to Me Being An Art Student". Even if you didn't major in art , I still believe all artist in some form has received these same reactions from non-artists.
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I just have to say- believe in the reactions of those in blue. It is a small part of the pie chart, but it is the most positive response and those are the people who are true believers of living your dreams and doing what makes you happy!