Keeping Up with the "Joneses" -Becoming Minimalist
"Rather than trying to 'keep up with the Joneses,' try to 'keep up with the person you want to be.' It is, almost certainly, different than the life the Joneses are living. Society has an interesting affect on us.
Too often, it calls us to conform. Think of the changing styles and how quickly the masses adopt them....'Keeping up with the Joneses' is, by its very nature, a pursuit of conformity. We want what they have, or buy what others are talking about, or click-to-ship the same product everyone else is buying on Black Friday. But one of the rarely mentioned side effects of conforming to the life that others are living is the complete and total loss of individuality...Deep down, do we even want those things? Do we even want to change our clothing styles?....Live your life ignoring conformity. Pursue those things that bring you fulfillment and significance and meaning."