If you are in surroundings where your greatness is not recognised… be great any way. Grow your greatness quietly. I read “people can only meet you as they’ve met themselves”. In other words, if they have not met their own self to the depth or on the scale that you have, they cannot meet YOU there; then it is to their misunderstanding you cannot possibly have what they have not or got or know what they don’t know. Much alike the scene in Will Smiths The Pursuit of Happiness “if people cannot see it for themselves they wanna tell you YOU can’t do it”. Yes YOU can.