How to stop viewing everything through the lense of prestige?
I've noticed I've became a massive prestige whore to the point where its becoming detrimental.
For example, I view my peers competency purely through the lense of prestige even when it's not warranted. An example of this is, someone landed a top, subconsciously I think they are super smart and hardworking. However, the same person also fails to convert to FT and suddenly I view them as not smart anymore. Literally nothing changed about them apart from them not converting to FT. The same can be said on the flipside with people landing LMMs for SA and rerecruiting to FT.
I know this is a bad thing to do not only as its a terrible way to judge people, but it's also shortsighted as it can make me get complacent (e.g. makes me think I'm better than people because I work at X firm) and also misjudges people (e.g. makes me subconsciously write people off because they work at Y firm even though they are competent hardworking people with the potential to make it to the top). I know how stupid this is gonna be in the future as people bounce around firms throughout their career, top people at BX burn out and hustlers grind their way up to MD level.
Anyone else deal with this or is the solution to just stop using WSO?