Graham Moore, last night's Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game, gave this very inspiring speech about being different.
Here is his story:
When I was 16 years old,I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I
felt different and I felt like I did not belong. And now I'm standing
here and so I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there
who feels like she's weird or she's different or she doesn't fit in
anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. You do. Stay weird, stay
different. And then when it's your turn and you're standing on this
stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.
So for all of our children who some like to call weird or different...remember it is those who are different who actually make a difference.