“The Joneses” are a concept.
“The Joneses” are the things I do not own.
“The Joneses” are the skills I want to learn but still need practice to gain.
“The Joneses” are the experiences and memories I want to have.
“The Joneses” are the infinite potential that this world has to offer.
“The Joneses” are a composite of all the versions of myself I’m afraid I’ll never become.

via Remember: The Joneses Aren’t People, They’re Composites | Engineer Cents.