Status is a tool.
It opens doors, brings opportunity and makes convincing others easier.
But it’s a tool.
Some people mix up status with happiness.
Status doesn’t in of itself lead to happiness. We know this because there are plenty in high status positions who are extremely unhappy.
When we chase status to acquire more status, we are really playing a game. A zero sum game where the more you win, the more someone else suffers.
Instead, if we use status as a tool to make the world a better place to live, we’d be much happier with our selves.