Theres a concept among people who are labelled as preppers called being a “Grey Man”.
This is about blending in with your surroundings and not drawing attention to yourself. Along with having the skills or abilities needed to get yourself out of many of the pickles you may find yourself in.
I think this is something that we should all aim for.
Not only in our private life, in our social and working life too.
Drawing attention to ourselves may be good for the ego, though what happens when that attention fades?
Isn’t it better just to do what needs to be done, and let the rest take care of itself?
Personally, I think the would would be in a better place if people weren’t so obsessed with trying to outdo someone else, and just worked on improving themselves, and society as a whole.