In all honesty being misunderstood about my love for education and learning did not affect me. I just looked at my friends as if they didn’t understand what they were missing. My theory is that everyone has to educate himself or herself, especially during High School and it would only make sense if you made the best of it. Why would want to go to school a majority of your life and not learn anything or not even bother to learn anything that your interested in? In addition, being misunderstood paid off especially when people were desperate to have me help them. It was funny how the “nerd” suddenly became important, when previously all jokes were on me.
Overall, being misunderstood isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you. In my opinion, so what if people don’t understand your motives or beliefs. As long as you are content and not harming anyone with the things you want to do, it doesn’t matter what other people say. Regardless, someone will always pass judgment, even if you’re right or wrong. The most important part is that you stand up for yourself and believe that you are doing the best thing for yourself. And if the people you consider your friends are giving you a hard time for not “fitting in” then they may not really be your friends. My final advice is that you have to accept yourself before anyone can understand you, and stand up for yourself before anyone can stand by you. Don’t be shy embrace all your quirks and let world know that it is okay to be misunderstood.