Something that drives me nuts here is constant drive to compare everyone and everything to figure out who is smarter, richer, better looking, etc. It’s done in reverse though, so usually people talk about who is dumber, poorer or uglier.
Lately the pressure from the Spanish side of my family has gotten too much, especially around the kids. If our kids start piano lessons, the other grandchildren start getting pressure. Our kids speak English well? Time to send the cousins to English school. Then there’s the comparisons of where we went on vacation, what kind of clothes we wear (too shabby by Spanish standards apparently), whether our children are better looking than some other random kid they saw in the park, and on and on.
We haven’t had much luck promoting the idea that people can have different talents and be good at different things (and there’s nothing wrong with it!)