I’m sure you would agree that you saw no one as beneath you.
You could say with certainty that you treat others as equals and show respect regardless of their title or standing.
But what about those you admire?
Perhaps you put someone on a pedestal. See them as incredible or superhuman or something you could never be. Idolising them.
It makes little sense to have it both ways. Either there is a hierarchy or there isn’t.
It's far better to believe that there isn’t. To see astounding greatness as something within your reach.