Just because you aren't given the credit and haven't been recognised for your work doesn't mean you have to give up or stop. You don't always need credit, other people do not always have to know what you are capable of doing as long as you do.
Parents need to be instilling this in their children; instead of making them comfortable with little white lies to others~ The vulnerability that honesty requires isn't something that everybody can handle. Lying allows people to be comfortable.
I''m still confused. I've always been confused about love. Does that mean I never had real love? My love was real anyway. Maybe "real" should be replaced by "healthy." But my guess is I'll be confused by healthy love, too, since I never had it.