Why do we need appreciation or even approval from others? Do others opinion matters before how we feel.
Sometimes this is the case for most of us. We tend to show how we physically are able to cope up with the societies' notion for being one in terms of social status.
According to Wikipedia, status symbol is also a sociological term – as part of social and sociological symbolic interactionism.
Many luxury goods are often considered status symbols. Among one of them are well structured houses, fashionable clothes, luxury vehicles and jewelries.
For some advantages, these possessions can handed down to the next kin and will be enjoyed for generations such as real state.
For disadvantages, these materials can depreciate, wear and tear.
So avoid pleasing others. Avoid compulsive consumerism and the need to be “up to date” to be socially accepted.
These matters do not rely solely as to how you do well and how others will see you.