I know this topic plays into many of your lives out there, but I want to test the waters on how much of your time is spent defending your Livelihood. I have been in the business for 15 years & in my own for 10 now....And I still have to deal with the snotty remarks from people...such as ...what are you going to do when your older? Or What is going to happen when you hurt your back? Blah Blah Blah ...I hate to ask it, but what changes people's perception of your profession? The car you drive? The house you live in? I understand that in this business it is very unpredictable with the weather and sometimes very frustrating to the people close to you...But I have to admit that I love my Job! And wouldn't trade it for a suit and tie job ever! Some of the condescending comments can really get you down... It is rather depressing and is often a struggle for pride .....anyone else have problems dealing with this? Sheesh...And I thought I was doing well for myself!