Life is a competition, literally. Why? Because we always try to be better than the person next to us, the person that walks past, the person that seems better than yourself in any way. We even try to be better than ourselves at times, to prove ourselves different to who we really are. Change is good at times but only when it's done for the best, to make you a better person in some way, to revive you're conciseness from the dark side, to reawaken and understand/create meanings in life. We will obviously all change through-out time but it's how you change and who you become after that transformation.
Wow, you're 'better' than everybody else, now what?