A personal motivation for learning shouldn’t be to make others to feel inferior to you. Anyone can act superior to another, regardless of reality. Just now that acting superior doesn’t make us any better. It is better to focus your learning to become better than you were before, not better than another.
The focus of learning is best seated within yourself with self-initiated aspirations as a guide. The genuine motivation to learn comes from within you to be better than you were before, not to appear to outdo another. Accept to be accountable for demonstrable growth. That is not to say that we shouldn’t graciously learn from others, but that directed learning comes from within our motivation to be better ourselves.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway —