I look at it now, and it's really not that big. But, my attitude as a teen was probably more angst-ridden and I tended to magnify such things. And, that's okay. It's what happens when you're a teen. The trick is to grow out of that painful, terrifying, and somehow wonderful self-absorption and expand yourself into the world. Eventually, you find out (as I did) that there are many noses out there, and each one attached to someone with a unique story.
Follow your nose!