Life brings many problems and trying to fit in with society and your peers is a problem to many. It is hard enough as it is for people growing up in this world, without having added pressure, to conform to society. It is common for a child to be shown many ways that do not suit, before the true way comes forth.
Learning to live is about learning to be yourself. You cannot be anyone else can you, for you would only make a bad impression. To be yourself in a world that wants you to conform, is a task that confronts many a soul on the spiritual path. There are so many Religions and beliefs out there and they all are calling out for your attention.