God and 'the world' live in totally different dimensions. God, to borrow from St. Thomas Aquinas, is pure act--being, in its absolute essence. The world, however, to include men and women in their natural lives, are potency and inconsistency. In other words, God is Love. The human person, however, has the potential for Love, and is inconsistent in Loving.
Therefore, what pleases God and what pleases the world are, quite often, two different things.
The world 'loves us' when we are exercising our potency, or potential, in productive ways. Whatever can mass produce successful numbers is embraced by the world. And the world turns a blind eye to immorality if it is financially beneficial and makes for upward mobility. The world also 'loves us' when we are physically attractive; in effect, an attractive commodity.
But, God forbid, we can't sing, or we can't dance, or we can't produce, then all love is lost.
But God loves the saint, not in his, or her, productivity, but in simply being for God in all things. The saint may not be 'pretty' by worldly standards, and may not possess the most precious commodity in worldly talents, but the saint has what most pleases God in the gift of themselves, in praise and thanksgiving, to the Lord of their lives.
And this shapes two kinds of people.
The world produces 'worldly' people who judge one another on superficial qualities such as looks and productivity. Those with the most toys, trophies, and dollars are the beloved children of the world. But both personal gifts and the 'love' of the world are fickle and fade like the sunset in a single day. But God forms saints from the inside out. Those with the most faith, hope, and charity--measured in forgiveness, compassion, and mercy--are the beloved children of God, and both the Love and the presence of God within them never fade.
So the next time the sting of worldly failure and, or, rejection confronts you, stand firm and boldly state 'I am God's chosen race, his saint, and he loves me.' And then just be who you really are!