It's just so hard to talk about--this idea of social conformity versus dropping out... but dropping out is a pre-requisite to the relationship with the Almighty.
And yet sure some people justify the world's race... but it's either or... the race Paul ran or the world.
We all have that free will choice. Dropping out while walking within gives much peace and causes one to bless many. Being in it to win it does harm to many.