You can choose a grey life, or a life of adventure.
If the former, don’t be surprised if no one has an opinion on you.
“What you think of Bob?”
That’s it. No critics, no fans, just greyness.
A life of adventure means sometimes rubbing some people up the wrong way, whilst making a massively positive impact on other people.
It means divergent opinions.
“What do you think of Scott?”
“Amazing entrepreneur, maverick.”
Or, “Asshole, arrogant, reckless.”
That’s just how it is. It comes with the territory.
Over time your reputation will settle in the corner you favour, ie:
Did you help more people than you hurt?
Don’t run away from what people think.
Be someone people have opinions about.