I’ve never understood the appeal of yichus. Yes, it’s nice to have exciting forbears. Don’t get me wrong. Telling family stories is lots of fun.
But waving your antecedents like a flag and trumping them as a sign of your superiority? Puh-leeze!
To quote from this post:
…[it’s] like I have nothing special to offer myself, so we need to drag the dead out of their graves to help.