'i Yam What I Yam'
There are a lot of social and religio-political mores that prevent people from expressing themselves fully. And as the culture changes, different things are added to the 'mainstream.' If you wait long enough, even your crazy cousin's hairstyle will show up in the Sears catalogue.
That said, I am thrilled with the ways I'm not compromising just to make other people comfortable. I just hope I have the integrity to stay myself when the things I am become what everyone wants to be.