Anyone who does not aid you to be the Character you are only helps to water you down- to sell you out to their world.
Moreover, anyone who discourages you from being your Character isn't worthy of your attention; they are an enemy of your creative potential, that is to say that they are destructive to the you that would be; the you that could be- perhaps should be.
Be a Freak. Break social rules. Defy expectations. Play the Fool and own it, too, lest the Fool own you.
What has the Fool taught you? Have you been willing to learn? Have you the capacity to teach?
Wouldst thou follow Hermes, or Loki? Mercury? Thoth? Or would they follow you?