Some people, yes. It is my unfortunate experience that people will judge you for whatever will make them feel less like shit. We have gotten way off track. Basic understanding and civility towards our fellows has become a piece of history.
People use other people to elevate themselves, and that is not a bad thing. Except when the only way you know to build yourself up is by tearing other people down.
We are built up of much sturdier stuff when instead of tearing other people down, we build bridges to them.