All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Why You Should Be Wary of Glamorous Façades

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If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

This saying goes far beyond just the world of retail or e-commerce, where you’ll see plenty of products claiming they’ll instantly change your life with that push of a button or the swipe of your finger. When applying this principle to life in general, you’re better equipped to spot façades and inauthenticity – two things that are more prevalent than many realize. This article will give tips on how you can spot these dangers and avoid becoming ensnared by them.

What’s wrong with looking glamorous
There’s nothing wrong with it, but as is often said, Beauty is in the eye of beholder. When it comes to companies and people, flashy exteriors often come at a cost that is not always obvious. If you take too much time gazing at those glam faces, maybe you won’t realize how one-sided their promises are until it’s too late. What can you do?

What these kinds of places have in common
all are designed to attract you with style and, especially, glamour. What they don’t have in common is what’s hidden beneath all that glossy surface. Sure, you may find a great place to dine or shop at one of these spots, but it’s important to be aware that there may also be deeper issues. If your gut tells you something isn’t right, listen to it. Sometimes appearances can be deceiving—and not always for good reasons.

How to spot them
It’s not always easy to spot a surface-y person at first glance, but it can be done. The trick is to pay attention to how much time your coworker spends looking for an audience. If you notice that your coworker is constantly checking their reflection in windows and asking other people if they like their outfit, then these are good signs that you’re dealing with a surface-y worker.

What makes a place truly luxurious
luxury doesn’t have to mean gold-plated fixtures, leather seats and shiny white lacquer tables. The luxuriousness of a place is more than aesthetics; it’s about its aura, its vibe, its energy. Luxurious spaces don’t look luxurious; they feel it. In other words, don’t judge a book by its cover. Ask yourself whether you truly feel like you are in luxury when stepping foot into an establishment or entering a room—are you treated like royalty?

Dr. Sajeev Dev
Dr. Sajeev Dev
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