We have all had moments when we slipped into "self-pity"-mode with thoughts of "Why is everybody else's life better than mine and why does this person have it so easy and I have to struggle?" Thinking back, did you derive any true value from those thoughts? Probably not.
Think about this, if Barack Obama would have put his focus on wanting to be somebody else instead of harnessing his gifts and putting them to good use, he would have never become the first black president of the United States of America. At this point he has made history and nobody can take that away from him. He didn't try to conceal his heritage or try to be somebody he was not. He allowed his intellect, words and actions take center-stage. The same way your story is specifically catered to you. It is shaped around you. Your personality, the things you can handle, the things you cannot and who you are destined to be. Sometimes it can be tough to see the higher purpose of being yourself but there truly is a blessing in that.
Therefore, even if you might be going through the fire and it may seem as though others are looking down or even mocking you - remember where your focus should be. Are these people around you positively contributing anything to your journey? No? Then don't focus on them but on yourself.
Don't waste your time looking at others while you are in the process of crafting your greatest masterpiece yet: the story of YOUR life.