Instead of explaining the purpose of this addendum--which is the same as all the others--I'm just going to dive right in. I will say that these points do tie in with each other a bit; so much so, I don't know where to start...but I have to begin somewhere!
Unfortunately, it seems that, more often than not, that's the case. When a privilege is given to a group of people, it usually happens that some people misuse it, which causes limits to the privilege to everyone who has it. I'm sure most if not all of you have seen similar cases. How does that apply to being me? Simple: The number of people who don't approve of me being me is paltry when compared to the people who like/love me just as I am. Though I have been "unfriended" on Facebook quite a few times, not all of my ended friendships happened because of my eccentric tastes. True, I did mess up quite a few times, but the people who "removed" me because of those flubs weren't the least bit bothered by my penchant for bargain hunting and Disney sitcoms. As for those who did do it because of my "different" likes: I can't worry about them. I'm not going to spend my time changing who I am just because Mouthy, Immature, and Overgrown Seventh Grader won't stop telling me I "need" to do so. No one, other than my parents and God, has any right to do that.
Many times, I think others' "problems" with me and my way are just the same: I'm not doing anything wrong; it's the fact that "those people" won't accept me for who I am. Sometimes, they flay with the cruelest of whips; last fall, I met a co-ed group of college students, and proceeded to add each one of them--yes, including the guys!--as friends on Facebook. Afterwards, I was devastated when every single one of them either denied my request or kept it pending. Out of all of those kids, not a single one even wanted to be my friend?!! It's just as well; people were doing just that well before that incident, and they'll likely keep doing it. It's their problem, though, and they're the ones who need to fix it; who knows whether or not they will?