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What is the meaning of "Don't look down upon your own kind"?

This sentence has been used when one person is upset or frustrated about something.

Can anyone explain a little bit about this.

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To look down upon someone (or look down on someone) is to view them as inferior. (The reverse is to look up to someone, which is to admire them.) One's own kind is other people who are like oneself.

Assuming you are referring to the passage from Chetan Bhagat's Revolution 2020, Gopal has just used the phrase "other losers" in reference to other (hypothetical) people in the same position as him; by saying "Don't look down upon your own kind", Vineet is reminding him that, since he's in the same position, he is no better than they.

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