It is really difficult to be your own person if people ridicule you by saying things like "you're weird", or, "you are a freak". People do not like to see you happy or plugged in to doing your own thing. Why? Because it frightens them that you may be doing something better or greater than what they are doing.
To maintain our peace, we must learn to say the hard things to those who try to criticize and "you should" us. The hard things are sayings like "your way is not my way. Leave me alone."
Today, decide what you would like to do to be doing "your thing".