When I was growing up, my parents would always say:
G-d was angry, disgusted with the behavior of the humans He had created. He was ready to destroy them all. But then He saw that there was one man who was different from the others, one who made it worthwhile to save the world. That man was Noah, Noah. We, as parents and teachers, must teach that lesson. Sometimes it isn't easy, because most people like being like others. They like to fit in.
May G-d give us the strength to do what's right, even if it makes us very "different."