Why is it that we humans are obsessed with being better than those around us?
We want to belong and not be isolated. So we adopt practises and fads that seems to be popular. We wear clothes that is considered to be in fashion. We adjust our tones, languages and accents just to fit in.
But once we do fit in we start proving to ourselves and to others how we are better. Each person considers their opinion to be the best, their way to be the right way and believe themselves to be the expert on every topic.
Why is it so important to be right and to be the best? Why do we need to feed our ego so much?