Yes and no.
Everything is relative, so it gives social standing comparing to which society...
If I go with all-in-Burberry-Chanel to some African village, I`ll definately will have obvious "social standing"...
I`ll tell you honestly - I have a broken spine, 6 years ago I had problems with strong beverages and since childhood I had severe depression.
Although I`m pretty surprised still now, why I`m still alive, I know why - I quit drinking after 1 week of Yoga class, my spine hurts, but not after my daily Yoga stretches, I`ve become more spiritual, spiritually powerful and of course more healthy...
I always say - if there is some miracle about me still here and happy, then Yoga is a miracle. For 6 years now.
No, I think it`s shame.
Everything has its price and if u`re not ready to pay it full, then someone else won`t pay it full to you.
In some cultures popular is bargaining, but it`s more like offering your price and matter of "finance sport"
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