Life's a team sport. You've GOT TO bend to fit in. You just can't say "I'm going to be me. More than me being happy exactly as I am, I'm BEING ME." Sounds stupid right? Yet that's exactly when people are really saying when they tell you to be yourself.
And while I'm at it, some people might say that that isn't what it means. I'm sorry, but it is. Unless you become some hunting-fishing-redneck-backwoodsman-cum-h
Anyway vent over.