Keep up the good work!
In many ways, I had it a lot easier. It was simply never in my nature to be concerned about fitting in or to be overly concerned about what other people thought of me or my ideas. So I admire people who had a tougher time, because they had those urges, but managed to overcome them.
I do a lot of work to encourage people to develop independent thinking skills. If you’d like to help, please get in touch. It would be great to hear from you.