Originally Posted by Rimuel
Very likely, it's the people that aren't interested in personal development stuff that would react that way.
Those who are keen on the personal development route, and actually do something to head towards them, will view your goals with great respect. Unfortunate these people comprises 1% of the population :P (according to Steve -- what he calls "Smart people").
Oh and by the way, next time anyone tells you "there's more to life than just ...." respond with this:
"Yes, and in fact there's too much in life; if I actually try to look at all the possibilities, I'll never get started!"
You are absolutely right. I should probably answer like that. Thank you for the contribution!