I think that people have the right to have their own opinion, own fears and they should let us know about it. Even if they dont have any experiences about it. It is our choice to listen to them or not.
If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you no where. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone." Morrie Schwartz