Knowing when to bow out can be hard but once you do. Life can lead you a little closer to the path that will make you happy.
Understanding comes from not explaining yourself to others or dumbing yourself to make others feel comfortable. Be yourself and stop explaining yourself.
You don't need confirmation to be you. Just keep going on the journey of self and you will be alright.
Open your ears to the voice of reason and you'll find a solution to whatever problem you are going through.
Dreams are like blueprints to your future. Let those blueprints lead you to what your purpose in life is.