Defining a Luxurious Lifestyle
For a commoner, living a luxurious lifestyle even just for a day is a big dream. But what do we mean by living a luxurious lifestyle? When do we say, an item is considered a luxury? In defining a luxurious lifestyle, there are several common qualities that we can all agree, whether you are a real estate investor buying and renting out high-end apartments or a young professional who wants to land a good position for higher salary to buy the best things in life. Unlike in the past when luxurious lifestyle depict gold and diamonds, millennials consider luxurious lifestyle as associated with convenience, healthy living, good experiences, social conscience, a positive state of mind, or optimistic attitude, and it is no longer dictated by location.
Display of wealth and power is no longer obvious, so when it comes to real estate, young professionals prefer to live in discreet and very private emerging luxury real estate markets. The wealthiest people in the world know very well that not all that glitters are gold because many people nowadays live in great pretention and everything they have is superficial. In the past, luxurious living means having a castle-like house with exquisite landscape gardens and all sorts of helpers around, very expensive furniture, and different models of cars, but all of these toned down came the modern age. If a single family dwelling or luxurious apartment is located centrally, it will take the highest bidder because luxurious living now is equated to convenience rather than location. With the economy we have today, living in convenience and comfort is already considered luxurious living, which means not having to deal with pollution, long distance travel, heavy traffic, freezing temperatures and blistering heat. Only few people who can afford to have solar power installed and heat and cooling alternatives so luxurious living also means having a concern for the environment or having a social conscience. It means being able to sustain the kind of lifestyle you have beyond using LED lights and recycling.
Today, having more means needing more effort, time and money to sustain them, so the richest people keep everything simply because they know the value of having good quality than more quantity. With the increasing world population, diminishing residential lot areas, unemployment, crime and poverty the world is experiencing today, luxurious living means gaining more valuable experience in life than actually gaining wealth, and staying healthy than being wealthy. Everything boils down to a person’s state of mind because luxurious living is a matter of choice that can be experienced by anyone, whether you choose to be contented and comfortable with what you have right now or work harder for the other things you want to achieve.