Unfortunately not everyone can understand or even choose not to except such diversity in the world. People who listen to gothic and/or metal music for example are often misinterpreted as being into satanism, drugs and all things dark and nasty causing bullying, violence and even murder in some very bad cases.
On the lighter side, music can bring people together, whether it be through national anthems, memorials, church, concerts and festivals all are a way of connecting to the music and each other.
Whether it is composing it, dancing to it or like me simply listening and absorbing it, music can really help you to deal with your problems and grow as a person. The only way you will ever find the genre that really awakens your soul is to listen to your heart, not your friends, family or other outside pressures, your tastes are the only thing that should ever matter.