As the intensity of heat and the brightness of light from the sun on you do not in anyway affect the function of the sun on others, your growth in fame and dignity should not lead to the shame of others.
*It is a clear display of fear and selfishness to consciously soil the reputation of others to uphold your dignity.*
Our maturity is in question when we deliberately work against others because we see their growth as a threat to our dignity and fame.
Dignity and fame generated out of the shame of others is like a shallow rooted plant, it grows quickly but has short life span.
As you work for your own dignity at your own direction and pace, uphold the dignity of those around you.
The Lord be with you.