People are overlooked in all aspects of their life. Unless you're cream of the crop in whatever way be it intelligence, looks, privilege/class, etc then chances are you won't be noticed.
People get overlooked for promotions at work, unless you're a straight A* student at school its highly likely your achievements at school will be ignored, if you have a minor disability then society tends to expect far less of you/writes you off.
Recognition is for those at the top so your options are carry on complaining, become apathetic to a society that's done you no favours or 'strive' to become part of the elite. Personally speaking apathy wins