The idea of playing down is “stooping” to someone else’s level.
The idea of playing up is:
How can I get better and find a new standard to raise up above and grow?
Reminding yourself and executing on:
The is a limit to how far down you can go, BUT no limits to how far you can climb.
With the climb, you simply create more separation between you and everyone else around you.
Chose the Climb.
Be done with it.