Also, reading a bit of analytical psychology taught me that the majority of the people in our civilization have a "guardian" temperament, i.e. need to follow clearly defined rules and conform to their society.
It took me time to realize that these people DO live in their own way. The conception of "living one's life to the fullest" is idiosyncratic and completely different between people.
The problem I usually face is that people don't understand that their way of life is not the best for everyone and cannot be generalized. The fact that my temperament is rare makes me an outsider and an abnormal person in the eye of the random person; but I'm as sane as everybody else.