This morning, I saw a stall selling bracelets. They were embedded in fake jewels and silver. Looks really tempting and beautiful and best of all… they were cheap!!! I myself bought some too. After that, when I crossed the road, there was an auntie who called out to her friend, “Hey, they are selling cheap bracelets over there! Don’t you want to have a look?” What is the response of her friend? Nothing but, “I don’t buy cheap things. It will only be an act of degrading myself!” Oooooh, at that point of time, I was so pissed off with that elegant-looking lady.
Is buying cheap (or rather affordable) garments, accessories and whatever else a self-degrading matter? Consider this issue below:
If you have a clothing that is of the same design and material; however, one is of a well-known brand and the other is not, what would you buy? For a brand-conscious person, they would definitely buy the one with the brand, blinded by the misconception that **Well-known branding equals to quality and durability** This concept might be used a few decades back, but really, now? Of course, if the design is the same, but with a better material, then I rest my case. Unfortunately, people are often blinded by the so-called branding and choose to buy a far more expensive garment (of the same design and material) even though their logic (if they have any at that point of time) would choose rationally.
What is wrong to save more money? I once read that: saving in present is enjoyment in future. Such a true statement… Although it might appear to be an act of thrift and stinginess, but hey, it helps us save and why not? If you could buy a cheaper clothing that has the same style and glamour that a well-known brand has, why not? Degrading?! Hah!!! It is just your subjective mentality working – a person who is brand-conscious, mind you, is as most people know, are victims. sadly to say, you, the elegant-looking lady, is one of them!!! (>_<)
Note: My policy is always that:
1. Never be influenced by branding
2. Cheaper things does not mean bad or vicious
3. Get the best bargain while doing charity is the best!!! ^^