This is inspired by something I heard in one of Adyashanti's satsangs.
Caterpillar: Wow, you're a butterfly! You must be really good at crawling now! Can you teach me how to crawl as fast and as high as you?
Butterfly: Hmm, how do I best explain this...
This is the dilemma in a nutshell. The caterpillar and the butterfly are of the same essence, the same Source. Indeed, they are ultimately one creature in different forms.
The butterfly remembers what it was like to be a caterpillar, having been there, and done that.
The caterpillar does not yet understand the way of the butterfly, yet carries that potential within itself. It tries to relate to the butterfly from its caterpillarity.
The truth of the butterfly is not in being better than the catterpillar. It is in seeing that both are one and the same.
Just because we have been through a lot of crawling doesn't mean we start flying over everyone, once we realize we've always been flown by Love's wings.