...this is a fact. And I am proud to be one.
This means two things:
1. I expect you to respect me regardless as far as respect is due. I will exist unashamedly before your eyes and you will deal with it. You are the norm and will be challenged. There is nothing you can do to erase my existence.
2. I will not expect you to adjust your life to me. I am the anomaly, you are the norm. The norm that works, if only to make more norm. I am askew, the outlier. It is my lot to be one of the few, an exception.
To expect of the majority of the norm, the average, the just-so, to adjust to a jagged few is a ridiculous thing to do. It is even more insane to expect the average human to constantly challenge their own programming while moving along in the world being normal. I can point out to them where the snag lies, but human programming is a powerful thing, and I am not so conceited to think that my mere existence is somehow going to magically reverse peoples subconscious thought processes overnight.
Just stop being dicks. Respect each other.