Your past

Your past is who you are to others, with only as much correlation to who you’ll actually be- as you allow. Leave unfortune unmentioned for success holds no pity.
If you wish to be treated a certain way, perhaps try emulating what you’d like to be. Though it feels foolish and slightly shameful (and it is) rising through social levels is mostly facade and that’s often the point. Will you see the illusionary wall? Respect is often given through perception and not ability…