What we wear, what we eat, the way we talk, the way we stand up, even the way even some hold their cigaret. We are human beings in constant social/self acceptance.
I have been amazed throughout my years in Dubai, how people drastically change for money, cars, brands, or even tables at clubs. We all seem to become slaves to materialism to the point of forgetting who we are, where we come from, what we are here for.
So then I wonder is Dubai all about showing off? I wouldn't entirely think so.
There is such material culture of "having and being the best of the best"; after all what defines Dubai is a competitiveness of the biggest, the best and the only one. But in a way all of our differences not only bring us all together in one place, but they make us unique in our own way. So why is it that we keep trying so hard to stand out in a crowd? and we keep wearing neon colors, short skirts and 9 inch high heels? We are sadly constantly trying our best, to be the best of the best.
When feeling good in your own skin should be the key for a self-happiness.
So for once lets stop and learn to enjoy our own personal uniqueness, lets make a difference with our own culture, language and knowledge, that differentiates us from everyone else; lets share our own self attributes! and for once, lets leave all the capitalist contribution on the side, and stop comparing what we want to that we can't have.
As selfish as this might sound, the admiration to one's own self, for once will make us realize what we always seem to forget: Hey there is no other like me!