Success Is the Best Revenge
I have 3 college degrees...but if it hadn't been for my mother, I wouldn't have any. My HS guidance counselor tried to convince me I shouldn't go to college. Mind you this was in the late 70's - not something that would happen now, I sincerely hope.
The line I was given was: "Honey, find yourself a husband, settle down and raise a family. You're just not college material".
I took my first diploma back to the HS to show him...he was floored (I graduated with honors). I would have taken my BA diploma and Masters to show him as well, but he retired...
For "not college material", I have 3 degrees (would have been 4, but never completed the other Masters due to family relocation), studied abroad 3 times & was accepted into a Doctoral program (unable to do it owing to life throwing some curve balls).
Now I am a teacher...and I always tell my students "Success is the best revenge." Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough - fight for what you believe in!