In today's world, especially on social media, it is easy for anyone to say and comment on what they want, even if it hurts another person's feelings. We've all seen viral stories where someone has been bashed online for their choices or beliefs, but this recent story of Zoey and her Charles and Keith bag has struck a chord in many people. On their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode "Luxury Brands: Words Can Mean Differently to Everyone," Barok and Takya will explore what Luxury means to them.
What is a luxury to one person may not mean the same thing to another person. In Zoey's case, her parents gifted her the bag from Charles & Keith, which was precious and meaningful to her even though it wasn't as expensive or well-known as other luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Dolce & Gabbana. Each person has a unique perspective on what Luxury means to them, and that's part of what makes life so interesting. We all come from different backgrounds, have experienced other things in life, and have different perspectives on what matters most—including our idea of Luxury.
Barok and Takya believe that Luxury isn't just about expensive brands; instead, its personal definition depends upon the individual. For some people, owning a Chanel or Ralph Lauren is considered luxurious—but that doesn't mean those items are inaccessible or unaffordable for others. Ultimately, Luxury should be celebrated from different perspectives—no one should be shamed for not having enough money to buy a particular brand or item.
In their topic discussions, Barok and Takya also talk about how these luxury brands are subjective—their meaning may change depending on your background, culture, experiences etc., which makes it so much more special than just being able to purchase something expensive. They want to emphasize that everyone can experience Luxury in different ways; you don't have to buy exclusive designer items or products in order to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle!
Barok and Takya hope that after listening to their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode "Luxury Brands: Words Can Mean Differently To Everyone," people will better understand what Luxury means beyond expensive brands. They believe that everyone should be able to define Luxury as something special and unique based on their own individual perspective, like happiness, rather than relying solely on material possessions or financial wealth as criteria for measuring success or affluence. After all, true wealth lies in your mindset rather than your bank balance!
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