We have to force ourselves to fit where we don't belong. Knowing very well that we are not made for that kind of job? It is really regrettable that we have to look out or find some guidance from outside when the book of actual guidance (Al-Kitab) is embedded in all of us.
That's why it is important to discover, understand and follow our inherent script [al-kitab]. Unfortunately very early in life we are being brainwashed or compelled to copy / imitate others and we ignore the signs [ayaats] of the al-kitab present in all of us. When we don't recognize our inherent script (Al-Kitab), we unconsciously kill all the messages and messengers present in us.
The result is we lose direction and confidence in our own abilities / script and we simply follow like zombies what is taught to us by our society or follow some holy books... in this case our society or physical guides are our teachers but not Rehman the teacher of of our inherent Quran / Furqan [not a physical book]. Thus we become Mushrik by ignoring Kitabil-Allah (inherent messages and signs) and we discard our revealed expression [Quran] whose teacher is Al-Rehman.