So, I just stumbled across this video, and let me tell you, it is the most eye-opening, self-awarenessing, stick-to-your-guns, follow-your-dreams, video I've watched.
Straight-to-the-point no bullshit, no fancy words.
"Sit down, shut up, and learn"
Don't let anyone try to bring you down because you're quiet and observe and only talk when you have something to say. Their own insecurities is what makes them uncomfortable when you don't speak, because they're too busy listening to their own voice. (at least that's the part that spoke to me)