Why do bankers think they are superior?
Fwiw, I'm a junior banker. After interacting with people in the industry, either at work with my seniors or with a couple of remote family connections who are now VP/EDs, I cannot but notice that quite a feel somehow think they are superior to other people.
I know that ib gives you some healthy $ to live by. I also know quite a few small and medium business owners who, while not Bill fucking Gates or some Musk dude, make roughly the same as an MD at a top group or more. They don't need to pull deals constantly. Some of them have pretty chill lives.
It's just a job. Yes, it's a good job, but it's only one aspect of a human being.