I’m 45 and it is folks like you that give me hope. Young people who are actually seeking knowledge and exercising critical thinking. I wish I was your age when I learned the things that you (and I) are learning now.
It sounds sort of melodramatic, but I once heard Sharon Harris from the Advocates for Self Government say that survival of western (liberal) civilization rests with libertarians. I believe that this is indeed the case. So take heart and keep doing what you are doing.