We should not downgrade what we have, simply to follow what others are doing. Some people have a habit of adjusting their way of dressing, speaking, thinking, walking etc only because of what they have watched on the television or seen others do.
If we are already on a higher level then we should not let go of the gift we have & we should believe firmly in ourselves & the virtue we have been blessed with.
If we imitate everything we are bombarded with in the media, it would be very easy to control us or make us do what was unimaginable to us in the past. In this way the mind can easily be colonized & reduced to lower levels.
In fact when we do what is right & remain steadfast upon it, others will begin to follow us.
Mufti Ismail Menk