You will achieve a sense of equality among your colleagues or peers.
People are not born with talent or skills. They are born with the capacity to develop these things through hard work and practise. Never assume that you can't learn something or acquire a new skill. We don't lack intelligence; we lack passion and persistence. Practise makes perfect. If you never start, you won't get there. If you don't practise, you won't improve.
It is perfectly reasonable to expect others to treat you with respect and dignity in your workplace. Professional respect is a right, not a privilege.