Here is some advice for you, my friends. Some efforts will always go ignored until you’ve made the wrong one. Then just try diverting all the attention you receive and from people who aren’t fit to judge a cockroach let along another human being, no less. That been said, always be who and what you are. Screw the expectations and desires of others… unless they’re your boss and you need the paycheck. In that case, suck it up and nail a punching bag after work. That or do what I do. Become an artist. You may risk starvation and homelessness, but you’ll be true to yourself.