To me, “bragging rights” have no value. I would rather connect with people and meet them on a plane of mutual respect than assert some imagined superiority over them.
Moreover, the distinction between beings is linguistic,conceptual and phenomenological, but not ontological. We are distinct in appearance, but one in being, and even when considered as distinct beings, we remain nevertheless interdependent.
Therefore, I feel that compassion and understanding prevail when wisdom and not egotism is our guiding light.