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Status Symbols: 80s & Now

Found the results of a new survey that came up with a list of the top 10 status symbols of today along with a top 10 list of those that were considered must haves in the 80s. Having gone to college and lived through the 80s I can certainly relate to the status symbols of the time and the ‘cool’ I didn’t achieve but find it comforting to know now that it only took me the better part of 2 and half decades to finally improve my status to half of the 80s status standards.

So with this math in hand now I should be able to achieve at 5 out of 10 of the ‘Today’s Status Symbols’ by the time I’m 75 when the only things on the list I may be able to enjoy are leering at the neighbor’s nanny (’cause if I have a nanny her name will be ‘nurse’) and opening and shutting the electric gates to mess with people walking their dogs.

Survey results for the top 10 status symbols of today:

1.  A fancy car.

2.  A designer watch.

3.  A swimming pool.

4.  Flying first class.

5.  Owning a second home.

6.  Having a tennis court.

7.  Sending your kids to private school.

8.  Having a vacation home.

9.  A home with electric front gates.

10.  A nanny.

Survey results for the top 10 status symbols of the 80s:

1.  A car phone.

2.  A dishwasher.

3.  Sending your kids to private school.

4.  Having two cars.

5.  Going overseas for a vacation.

6.  Having a sunroom.

7.  Owning a horse.

8.  A color TV.

9.  Diamond jewelry.

 10.  Having a cordless phone.

via Daily Mail

 

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