MANILA, Philippines – If you’ve ever sat in an Economics 101 class, then you’ll know what a curious thing status symbols are.
Luxury cars, designer garb from head-to-toe, and a first-class ticket to Paris: these are the status symbols of yore. Money means access, and access means class: this is the simple logic behind coveting a logo-emblazoned hand bag or being spotted in a Porsche, even if you’re just inching through EDSA’s rush hour standstill. (Take the Quiz: Getting the car that suits your lifestyle)
Status symbols still exist. But they’re not what they used to be, especially from a Millennial’s POV. Economics, changing mindsets, and a faster-paced lifestyle all indicate a different set of aspirations that goes beyond what to buy.
What makes up our buckets lists today? Here’s a quick snapshot of today’s evolving status symbols. – Rappler.com
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