God has put in the hearts of men to be noble instead of normal. Rather than withdrawing, we are called to be involved in the battles of the day. Being involved however encompasses much more than "I came, I saw, I conquered" for that too only ends up in isolation and withdrawal.
A nobleman has to be of noble descent. His nobility comes from his birth, not his achievements. Rather than seeking affirmation, approval, and confirmation from other men, I must know who I am as reconciled to God in Christ Jesus. Who am I in Christ?