i never had ppl do that to me when in the rat race or not
but you would be amazed by how many of these people have phds or were/are ceos
in fact a huge number of former ceo's retire to join the counterculture
my good friend Robbie (who better be in Oregon in a couple weeks when i get there) was in the documentary "off the grid' he wears a suite made from all his ties from his career lives in a tipi with ties flyig from the tipi poles
his business card lists 3-6 phd and ceo credentials but then in bod red below them 'and also an accomplished apple picker"
you ate being in the rat race so don't let it turn you into something you hate too
on cnn there used to be ads for some tech company or other a bunch of ceo's and company founders sitting around a table discussing cyber security and corporate responsibility type stuff .. 1 of them had a bright red Mohawk sticking straight up
his style choices made no difference in the respect he got as a business leader