Your own life, your own way.
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.