Uniforms, (and I include suits), titles, and obscure language are the currency of authority. They are used as the mechanisms of power over others.
But as I once asked “is authority more important to those who wield it or to those who defer to it?”
The answer is all too often the latter. We are trained not to question those in authority and feel safe when we don’t. We feel guilty when we do. We need to get over the guilt and do it more often.