It’s frustrating having your motives misunderstood.
Sometimes people will innocently misunderstand. Other times they’ll deliberately twist your motives because they dislike you. It’s a part of life; we all will face it sooner or later.
Sometimes – and I’ve seen this in the lives of friends recently – it is your excellence that will get people distorting your motives. Though they don’t realize it, they’re irritated because they see you working hard to do your best, and it makes them insecure.
Or it might be that you made a mistake, and people will try to decode why without having all the information (i.e. without asking you).
If that’s your situation today, you could be friends with David.