Seems just natural to me. Almost not worth mention.
Putting others down will never make you a better person. It might make you look better, because you make the other one look bad. But it won’t make you better.
I’d rather look up to more successful people, and get inspired by them, than look down on those who struggle, to feel in a better position. It is not always easy, since looking up to others means accepting they’re one (or many) step(s) ahead of you in the game… But it is much more rewarding in the end!
I can’t help but compare this to our little online community. And day after day, it amazes me how this looking-down-on-people attitude is almost unexistant on WordPress. Most of the prolific and successful bloggers around are so helpful to newcomers! The sharing and reblogging pushes new writers up, making their blogs bloom. I guess we have a “pay forward” attitude that is win/win for everyone…
If only we acted like that in “real life”, right?