"When you dare to be different, you will encounter resistance."
Yep, when you decide your going to go against the crowd, everyone begins pushing the opposite direction. It's like trying to go against the current, instead of with it, which is the easiest thing in the world; however, it's not the best thing for you.
Reprogramming yourself to be different is the hardest thing you can do, but atleast you are the one daring to be different.
Congratulations on that.