It really sucks.
If this sounds like I'm talking about you then I regret to inform you that I have no words of wisdom for you. No advice to offer.
What I can tell you is that I've felt this way my whole life. Not just sometimes. Always.
And it really sucks.
I don't have to be like everyone else. I don't have to conform. I will keep marching to the beat of my own silly drum. It makes me no more or no less than anyone else. It just makes me, well...me!
P.S. I wrote this several months ago but never posted. This morning I came across this quote which fits perfectly.
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
~from the movie, What A Girl Wants