We must die to ourselves and part of that is dying to a need for acceptance and approval. Of the many idols that we as well meaning but human followers of Jesus put before God, the need for acceptance and approval is a tough one to get beyond. A large part of the book of Job is Job dying to nonsensical ideas about God as espoused by his friends and finding himself very isolated as a result of his suffering not a result of unrighteousness . His God ordained journey and revelation brought on a separation from these men who were very good friends of Job.
So the negative is we reject popular ideas and concepts and find ourselves ostracized and alone , but the positive is that we know the truth and the truth sets us free.
1Samuel 5 tells of the ark of God being held by the Philistines in Ashdod. The ark was placed in the house of Dagon right beside the idol. In the morning , they found Dagon lying on its face while the ark remained in place. They would restore Dagon to its upright position only to find it back on its face the next day. This little myth like story actually puts forth a hard and fast law in the Kingdom of God; in His presence, idols will fall.