Many talented and creative people have felt like outsiders, finding their teen years to be socially difficult and emotionally challenging.
One example: “I did not perform well socially in junior high. I was a strange girl and I was in a lot of pain because of that, like most teenagers.” Claire Danes
Another: “The passage through adolescence was a lonely, involuted time for me,” said author and poet Maxine Kumin. [Radcliffe, 1948]
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