Unfortunately, the exploited will always remain exploited. Whether you are some courageous movie star, musician, or artist... you will be exploited eventually if either you are deemed great or even if you are a noble man, or a 'meek, small person' paying taxes to a system.
Many elite and wealthy beings become unable to be creative and therefore become detatched - unable to astonish others with such artistic and creative skills - because they feed off the of the underclasses - so laziness takes over. I believe the uppermost elte classes are sad/depressed too - but in a different way.
Only being at the upper most part of a pyramid will ensure you have to do little work, and therefore you can live off the underclass - ultimately becoming lazy useless individuals who try and make their lives happy by spending more of the taxes the little people pay them. They can then psycologically be likened to those who are ultimately poor and who end up on the streets. They lose the efforts of enjoying labour - and the true happiness it brings after a true days work.
You could be a famous figure with talent or without, or you are a shelf stacker in a store or a cleaner in a toilet. You are all the same but not united.
The failure of your unitism [or unity] falls prey to the richer more intelligent elite who can then form you, mould you, and use you to create 'money' for themselves again... you are, after all, considered as 'fodder'.
It's an interesting subject, that once thought about socratically and deeply, can juxtapose the wealthy elte's happiness with the redicoulously poor's happiness.
Are they like minded in their 'social-scapes'?