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A man does live in a society where his life is always influenced by the trend, the social force. Even though he travels a lot and has a lot of cultural shocks, and he tries a lot to change himself through endeavour.

For example in Hong Kong, the fast-pace city and the paradise for shopping. Living in a city with comparison with every person and everything. Living in a city with consumerism, thinking of upgrading my iPad Air to iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, thinking of upgrading my phone as its battery will die out soon and its storage is not big enough (16GB), thinking of powerful tools on my hand to make me better. Meanwhile, I begin realizing what I own is already good enough, especially if I don't compare. So, maintenance (say pay to have a new battery instead of buying a new one) is a better solution?

I can experience that there is a social force or trend pushing me to compare in a society. There is not enough space and room to think myself, as the surrounding is usually noisy and everything around you is a reminder to tell you to pay for something which can let you keep the so-called standard: Pokemon GO and some new stuff...

But if you are willing to look for it, there should a small hole with light and hope that your life can be truly better with happiness. Hong Kong is still an open city so that one can choose different kinds of messages and reminders other than the trend; so that you can visit other places as its airport has flights to most parts of the world, to understand others' values, lifestyles and thoughts, telling you no need to compare but to find your own way.

Four years ago I decided to visit Australia. I am changing and I believe I will keep it on, although it is so slow.

雖然隨著旅行的次數和經驗增加,對生活的反思也多了,在香港的生活也改變了,但還是在某個程度上,受到這個環境的影響。

例如急促的步伐;例如在這個購物天堂,會想到買那個什麼iPad Pro甚至是那支Pencil來畫畫,手機的電池開始耗電愈來愈快(一覺醒來的電愈來愈少,查到的最大電量也愈來愈少),有想過倒不如換一支64GB的且續航力長很多的,但其實16GB基本上都足夠,如果不是常上FB的已經可以不用帶隨身的電源⋯⋯不比較的話其實它都不是很差,還是付錢換電比較好?

有時候是一種文化、趨勢,香港比較盛行的往往是一種互相比較的思維,身邊的環境比較嘈雜,能夠思考的空間的確不大,身邊的事物都是提示,提示著自己「應該」要做什麼:Pokemon GO、買這個那個⋯⋯要達到某一個標準、跟隨趨勢比較重要。

但凡事還是有一個缺口,這個缺口就是能讓人生活跟主流(若有的話)有了不同的關鍵,香港還是一個開放的都市,資流以現時來說還是流通,在跟隨著潮流訊息的同時,還可以選擇其他的。此外,香港能直航到很多的地方,不少地方免簽證,只要善用,就能看到這個世界不同的價值觀、想法、看來不理所當然的做法、不同人的不同生活方式,提示著不只有在香港傾向互相比較的、也能按自己意思的生活方式。

之後還是會做多一點比較少人甚至沒人做,但同時自己認為要做的事情。一步一步的來。

自從四年前決定了去澳洲,生活一直都有些改變,我也相信未來還會繼續,雖然是緩慢的。
 

LifeAlvin C