People don’t understand you and you don’t fit in
If you’re really honest about it, the reason that you started the spiritual seeking was because you don’t fit into society - people don’t understand you or get you.
For most of us, the journey was tied to likability and popularity - obviously as we became more spiritual, more people would be drawn to us and like us.
Whether it was fixing the relationships with our parents, or our kids, or finding a lover, or a group to work with, the underlying presupposition was always that this journey would bring us closer to people, i.e. they would like us more.