I hope this is one thing I am able to teach my kids. Be an INDIVIDUAL don't worry about being like everybody else they are just jealous they are not as awesome and comfortable with their selves as you are simply being yourself all the time.
Family will always be there when everyone else abandons you because it's easier. Your heart is where hope thrives, protect your heart until you find the one who is worthy. And keep your dignity in tact. You can always recover from heartbreak as long as your dignity wasn't sacrificed.