The information in the exposition is what the storyteller has decided is necessary for us to know in order to properly understand the rest of the story. So it follows then, that if you don’t know the exposition, you can never truly comprehend the story.
In life, there will always be those who come along and try and call or label you something. There will always be those trying to tell you what your story is and where it’s headed. But unless these people take the time to get to know your exposition, they can’t fully comprehend your story.
They may tell you that you have a terrible, even uncontrollable temper, but they have no idea the type of upbringing you had to endure. And the fact that you are only yelling at people instead of physically harming them is actually progress.
Someone may try and call you fat, but they have no idea about your family health history, or how much weight you’ve already lost.
I’ve been called “egotistical” for posting videos of myself speaking online, but that’s only by people who haven’t taken the time to discover that the reason I make videos is to encourage and inspire others.
All this to say...
If someone doesn’t know where you came from, they really have no business telling you where you’re going.