We always seem to spend so much effort chasing people, who don't necessarily respond to us. As teenagers, we chase the girl/boy who won't give us the time of day and ignore the ones who are dying for our attention. In that example, some might say it's about looks, but think back and you'll see that wasn't always the case. As we get older, the cycle continues with friends, co workers and peers. We want to understand why it is that someone or some group, doesn't accept us the way we are. We can spend our lives trying to change and conform to what we think they want us to be but it never seems to work. We can be frustrated and feel inferior, while we chase the acceptance of these people.
The great thing about life is it's variety: variety of food, flowers, sports, jobs, people, personalities, like and dislikes. We are all different for a reason. Not everyone has to like us and or agree with us. Don't waste your efforts and time, chasing the people that don't accept you for who you are. Open your eyes and look around. There are people chasing you, wanting and needing your approval, your affection. Give to those people. Stop doing for those people who never appreciate your efforts and wondering why they don't. It's not their fault for not being what you want them to be. It's your fault, for trying to change them or you, into something they or you, are not. Life is a lot "happier"and fulfilling when you're doing what you're suppose to do, with the ones you're suppose to be doing it with.
Hint: Your family loves for who you are and accepts you the way you are, even with your crazy karaoke voice.