What does status symbol comprise of in the eyes of ordinary Janata ?
Is it Carrying Costly watch, wearing branded shirt and shoes, having a house in the central area, having a costly car, having a club membership, having credit cards, having a rich perfume and speaking in stylish english?
For example, before the invention of the printing press, having a large collection of books would be considered a status symbol.
After the advent of the printing press, having books was more common among the average citizen, and the possession of books was less of a status symbol. In the past, pearls and jade were major status symbols.
Another common status symbol in the past which is still somewhat present today is heraldry, or one's family name.
Status symbols also indicate the cultural values of a society.
For example, in a commercial society, having money or wealth and things that can be bought by wealth, such as cars, houses, or fine clothing, are considered status symbols.
In a society that values honor or bravery, a battle scar would be more of a status symbol.
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