Do you think wearing branded clothing can increase one's self-esteem (自信)?
In today's society, many people are constantly seeking (looking) for the most fashionable items, such as clothing and bags.
Nowadays, people believed that 'the more money paid for an item the better', they have not actually considered the massive price difference for branded and unbranded goods or their practicality (實用性).
Is it worthwhile (值得, good) to spend most of one's (一個人的) monthly salary (月薪) on branded items, just to keep up-to-date with the latest fashion trend?
The majority of the public reckons (認為, thinks) wearing branded clothing can boost (增加, increase) their self-esteem; they would not care if they are moneyless, as long as they are equip with designer items. This is the main reason why branded clothing are so popular and appreciated these days.
At first, I have also associated (聯想起) branded items with high self-esteem significantly. The feeling of having these fashionable goods and be seen on the street is indeed very positive. But when I thought about this issue more seriously, I started to realise that if a person has high self-esteem, they would not need anything additional to portrait (描寫) a positive self-image - only people who are lack of confident would need these fashionable accessories to gain a sense of security.
We often see celebrities wearing designer clothing on magazine; their conscience (心裏) may be merely (只不過) because of those are the items that are affordable to them, thus demonstrating hierarchy (高地位, higher position). However, chasing the trend of fashion may sometimes cause issues like wastage, as the items that were worn by celebrities are only used once or twice.
In conclusion, we should not be lavishing (spending) our money on unnecessary designer items. I think the sense of self-esteem gained from designer items are not the actual confidence. The true confidence is shown by our inner self, not from the extravagance goods.
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· 1 decade ago