I was raised to believe that I (and my family) were somehow always better than other people. My parents talked badly about everyone. As a kid, I didn't realize how horrible and ridiculous that was. As an adult, I have struggled to distance myself from that way of regarding others. I know better, but I certainly haven't always acted like it and I have frequently been embarrassed by my own behavior and astounded by my own ignorance of how other people live and relate to the world.