Unfortunately at school there can be some really nasty people. Utter Bozos who just do not have a clue and love it when you feel like this:
There are various ways to deal with mean people e.g. be horrible back, ignore them or even teach them a lesson Disney Channel style.
The only problem, is that these methods don't make you feel any better about yourself. In fact they can make you feel worse. You need to have the confidence to rise above whatever's being said or done so that it doesn't affect you at all. *If you are being seriously bullied or hurt, telling someone is always the first step towards gaining the confidence to make things right :)*
Not 'going with the flow' and being like everyone else is one of the best things that you can do at school. Don't be scared to show people who you are, how awesome you are and how fearless you are. Who cares about what other people are saying? Half of them don't even mean it and are completely jealous of your confidence, radiance, sass and achievements.
You don't have to like what everyone else likes and you don't have to dislike what everyone else dislikes. You are your own person, with your own feelings and thoughts! The same person that is giving you grief about what you believe, may feel the same way but are too scared to show it.
No matter what you do, someone, somewhere will always have something to say about it. So why care?! If you feel like it's the right thing to do, do it. Do what makes you happy! Not Matilda in French class!
Instead of worrying about what other people think of you, worry about what you think of yourself. Are you always the person that you want to be?
It's easy to feel like you're doing the wrong thing, to give into peer pressure and do something for the sake of it. Especially when it involves your best friends but the truth is, if they really are your friends they will respect your decisions and they won't make you feel bad for doing something different or not being able to join in.
If they're the ones acting like bozos then maybe it's time to make some new friends...
Be who you want to be! Love who you are and LIKE WANT YOU WANT TO LIKE, if you love something that someone else doesn't, who cares?! It makes you smile and that's all that matters!