We as a human race like to label things, especially people. We categorize (even I do it), to the point that we now identify people as non-objects.
For example, in my profession, I go out and take photos of people, places, and things. I call myself a photographer. However, I do not see myself as a photographer. That is a profession and is something I do. Many people fall into this trap of thinking of themselves as this or that.
Judges, Doctors, Lawyers, are notorious for this. They believe those little abbreviated letters they add to their names, and business cards is who they are. When you ask any of these people, “Who do you think you are?” They will almost always respond with “Well, I’m a Doctor of course”, instead of “Well I’m a human being”. No one ever says that. And no one thinks it anymore. Even judges are under a delusion that they are a “court” when issuing a contempt of court order for something trivial like a defendant speaking to something that the judge doesn’t like directly. One example I witnessed, was a defendant saying the judge was a dickhead, and the judge stated that he was in contempt for insulting the court, when the reality was the judge was the one being offended, not the court, but due to the delusional nature of status, the judge as all judges do, believe they are a room.
The idea of status originates with social classes and those abbreviations somehow make you seem better than your fellow human beings. It confers to many that they are smarter than those without the letters. That they have some secret special knowledge that only those with the same letters after their names somehow can understand.
Which is why you get people, like the pro vaccination people (The ones who need a professional in the medical field to inform them of safety of medicine), scoff at the anti-vaccination people (the ones who have actually done their homework themselves), or the people who are against the ideology of feminism, vs the people who are feminists who blindly believe their gender studies professors at their word, because their professor has a PHD.
The idea that status confers some special intelligence is a fallacy that needs to be questioned at every point. It doesn’t matter what class you are. That is another label that just divides us.
People in many cases are stupid, and yes I do mean this. They fall for these delusions much in the same way a prisonor will start to associate with their captors, even to the point of defending the captors. This the the state of delusion that the majority is in.
They think of themselves as this, or that but never as human. That would be bad, because it removes their status and makes them the same as everyone else in the world, the same level.
And of course those people want to be better thought of than everyone else.