Kingly robes outwardly. Sackcloth inwardly.
Makes me think of a modern word: Packaging—A very nice word for fake appearances.
People cover up.
No one wants to be seen in a bad light.
Keep this in mind when you feel left behind; so you don’t get desperate.
All that glitters is not gold.
You‘re probably in better shape than those others.
So be content and grateful.