Education is a great way to make a prideful person into a sad/more empathetic person.
People feel significant by being loved, liked, adored or by being disliked, hated, and feared.
People are products of their past. Many too soon weren't shown potential roads to great joy beyond the instincts.
Overall I think greater joy is to be had when one is more inclusive with people spreading the love than exclusive feeling higher but that requires emotional intelligence/ability to self inquire nonstop an evolve into healthier forms of relationship like the ability to debate without losing your cool.
It does feel better to feel superior than feel sad about all the unprepared parents an unfortunate education/culture so on so forth so part of me can't blame you.