Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Notes on Psychological Theory of People Who Wear Expensive Watches

In their childhood (and, perhaps, also teenage years), their parents (and/or other people) did not give the expensive watch wearer nearly enough of their time as they needed to give. So, their childhood self felt neglected, even deserted or abandoned by the human beings that mattered the most to them, whom they most wanted to care for them.

There was a distance between their parents and their childhood self. No one had the time, then, to understand and seek to resolve this problem. The parents might have been distant, in a large part, because they were working to earn money, perhaps to get more money than was really needed for the family to live adequately well.

So, the parents could have justifiably been perceived  by the child as being materialistically-dedicated, with physical closeness between themselves and their child somewhat sacrificed at the altar of money, and the show of material wealth.

The person who wears an expensive watch has bought, or had bought for them a symbolic control of time, which they could not control, in reality, as a child, when imprisoned by their parents' behaviour patterns... including their parents' lack of time for them. The symbolic control-piece of time can be kept strapped close to the body, unlike the parents who had been - to the neglected child - uncontrollably at a distance. If the watch is expensive, this may be indicative of issues in the wearer having to do with his/her parents, along the lines of the recognised ability to be able to spend huge amounts of money on non-essential, non-living objects relating to a subconscious, spiteful revenge desire that cannot be acted out directly against the parents.

Identification with certain designer brands of watch suggests lack of resolution to problems experienced with parents and family when growing up... Those problems now suppressed, and unsatisfactory real family replaced by secondary family or families of designer brands, who are more reliable so long as you have enough money to pay to belong to them.   


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