Arashi, I must say, you are amazing and brave! I never venture into the crazy world of youtube comments. Kick their butts all the way back to yesteryear!
Watergale, it really does get better once you are financially independent. If someone says something to you, you can reply: "It's my money and I will spend it as I see fit. You can spend your money how you want."
It's not about the money, which makes no sense to many people for whom the world is all about the money.
So so very true. Some people will simply never understand because they see the world in dollars signs and worth. While most of us have the misfortune of dealing with people like this from time to time, it is really heartbreaking when that person is a close family member. The only way I know to deal with that situation is to just not tell them about your fishkeeping hobby.