Don't worry if they laugh at your dreams, if they laugh at your goals, if they laugh at your work ethic. Soon you'll have it all and they will just be working their and he who laughs first will laugh last!
Being a gangster is a commitment to those people that you would "ride or die" for. Gangster will not stop until the deed is done. This relates to the book Monster because this is the lifestyle that Sanyika Shakur aka Monster Kody Scott decided to live.