My therapist said this to me today and I don't think anything has ever made more sense.
"Imagine you see a beautiful house. It looks amazing from the outside. You walk in and the inside is very dimly lit. It's lit by candles. You flip on the light and then you see it. Dirt. Everywhere is all the dirt. It's filthy. It doesn't look so pretty anymore."
"All of us, our first reaction is to dim the lights again. But you? Your second reaction is to throw the lights on and say to anyone who will listen, 'Let's clean this up'. That's why you are different."
"That's why it's hard."
That my friends, is why it's hard.