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I am an enthusiastic 17-year-old looking to enter the corporate world of banking and finance. I am currently studying Economics, Mathematics, Business and Geography at A level and wish to follow a career within the banking and finance industry.

I am passionate about automobiles and often watch Formula 1 or go to car meets to get the thrill-seeking adventures of driving and owning remarkable cars. Additionally, I have recently taken up the hobby of reading, both non-fiction and fiction books, which has given me the opportunity to explore new ideas.

I am always looking for opportunities to develop new skills and I hope to become a successful individual in the future.

Tayyab Abbasi



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KS Learning

KS Learning provides tuition for all ages inluding GCSE and A Level for a wide range of subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, History, French, German, Spanish, and more, in the Boroughs of Richmond-Upon-Thames, Hounslow, Kingston-Upon-Thames, and surrounding areas.

Tuition for A level and GCSE for students at school or home schooled in subjects like maths and english



Porridge and Rice

Porridge and Rice combats poverty in the Nairobi slums, home to some of the poorest people in the world, by enabling pupils at partner schools to obtain a sound education.

Porridge and Rice is working to combat poverty through education for the extreme poor of the Nairobi slums




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Tayyab's Blog

Tayyab has clear goals and definite interests, and follows both with enthusiasm and commitment. He will write about a range of topics reflecting these aspects of his life.

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25 December 2020

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Tier 4, what does it mean?

18 December 2020

On December the 19th, Boris Johnson and his cohort of executive’s game to the decision to not only cancel Christmas and go against his word of having a ‘merry Christmas’, but also put the majority of England into tier 4 lockdown, meaning all non-essential shops and businesses had to close and no one could do tier boxing day sale. You’ve just got to love the Tories. So, what does this mean? Well just as it was in March, no one can really go out except for their daily walks and such however one can only do so many rounds around their local park until it becomes a bore to do so. It is likely that this tier 4 is likely to bring further uncertainty for small, local businesses who’ve been struggling to keep their door opens since the very start of this pandemic and it wouldn’t be surprisingly to see another help out to eat scheme of some sort in early 2021 to “get the economy up and running again”. But it seems to be a viscous cycle that the Tories are presenting the public. We went into lockdown in late March and by august, things began to loosen up with the eat out to help out scheme bringing thousands out to take advantage of the deals. However, it also worsened the impact on people’s lives and the economy with a sudden rush in cases as schools opened. In late November we went into tier 3 and now we see we are in tier 4. Many conservatives, and politicians in general, are depending on the vaccine which to frank, seems to be very unpopular among many and so what does 2021 really contain for us. For me particularly, I’m quite worried about my education and what will happen with my examinations and school life. On the 29th of December, it was announced that the UK had seen its highest ever infected cases since the peak of the virus in March with 53,000 cases being reported. What doesn’t really make sense to me is that the cases are much higher than they were at the peak, yet exams and schools were closed however now, even though cases re much higher, schools remain opened and Boris is adamant to keep schools open. My view on this is that schools should hold lesson virtually. We have more experience now from the last lockdown and it likely to be a much smoother transaction from school to home then it was once before. Schools have adapted and most probably more prepared than those in the houses of parliament.

We are currently in our December holidays and only a few days away from the new year, however it seems that 2021, at least the beginning of it, will be very similar to 2020.

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Space X - what does the future of space aviation look like?

11 December 2020

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Are robots really the future?

4 December 2020

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How religion has changed and what does it mean in the modern world?

27 November 2020

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Pakistan - independence, corruption and now economic potential

20 November 2020

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The brilliance of high-performance cars

13 November 2020

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The godfather - a insight into the mafia lifestyle

6 November 2020

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Crossing continents - a look inside the socioeconomic problems of the world

30 October 2020

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The victory garden - how life was for a woman during WW2

23 October 2020

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Livia lone - a insight into child trafficking

16 October 2020

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Freakanomics, A review from an upcoming economist

9 October 2020

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The financial crisis of 2008

2 October 2020

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India's war with its farmers

25 September 2020

In the early September 2020, India’s parliament passed a new law named the three-farm act which meant it could provide farmers with multiple marketing channels and provide a legal framework for farmers to enter into pre-arranged contracts among other things. It liberated the market which left many farmers subjected to large corporation taking over and essentially destroying the business and livelihood of thousands of farmers which contribute to India’s economy significantly. In retaliation, many farmers from across India marched into New Delhi to protest against President Modi new bill and have since November been protesting and setting up camp and say they will not leave until the bill is removed.

The bill introduced is meant to help India’s farmers and with already India providing 23 crops with subsidies, it seems irrational for the farmers to protest against the bill. So why are they protesting. A prominent factor for the protesting is the distrust in the market and market reform. Only 6% of farmers actually receive guaranteed price support for their crops, and more than 90% of the farmers sell their produce in the market. More than half of the farmers, in the words of an economist, "don't even have enough to sell". Furthermore, many farmers income are dwindling with the average income being 20,000 rupees (approx. £203). Along with other issues unrelated to farming, it has forced many farmers to be pushed to their limits and have finally retaliated to show their frustration

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America's future

18 September 2020

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The development of Dubai

11 September 2020

Dubai has come to become a rapidly expanding and ever-growing city with the UAE and has become an epicentre for tourism, businesses and innovation.

Dubai was once a finishing village and due to its close proximity to Iran, it become a hub for trade of food and spices which evolved into the important Persian Gulf trade route. Although a significant trade route, the great depression of 1929 saw the industry collapse which saw a large migration of locals to other parts in the UAE where oil has just been discovered and left the investment for infrastructure fall through. Little did they know that Dubai to would flourish with oil.

In 1966, oil was found offshore which accelerated the population growth from 1968 to 1975 by 300%. The rife amount of oil enabled a rapid growth in regeneration projects and urbanisation as the trade route now became a hub for oil exportation, bringing further business and investment into Dubai which only added to Dubai becoming one of the richest cities in the world. However, officials in Dubai soon released that oil could only lead them so far and so decided to change the urban environment of Dubai and make it become a luxury home for wealthy tourists and businessmen. In the late 1990s, a plan was made to build the world’s tallest building and by 2004, the Burj Khalifa was built to show the worlds Dubai’s capability to be the ultimate city. This gave Dubai a lot of light which led to them building the biggest mall and even building artificial beaches in order to keep the worlds eyes focused on them. Whilst the oil reserves diminished, tourism was booming which helped Dubai grow even further and help it become a financial and tourism hub.

The future for Dubai seems positive with more and more tourist being engulfed by Dubai’s treasures. Although the level of oil reserves are quickly diminishing as our demand only increases, Dubai is likely to stay self-sufficient through its new sources of capital and stay a hub for luxury for many years to come.

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Global Warming

4 September 2020

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The Shawshank Redemption

28 August 2020

I have started to get into the rhythm of watching these films and I have to say, Shawshank redemption is definitely one of the most powerful, compelling and extraordinary films I have watched. From the very start I was drawn in as Andy Dufrense is convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover, a conviction he continually denies although all the evidence adds up to him being the murder. It did seem that Andy had committed the murder out of revenge and jealousy of his wife as the opposing lawyer states. However, from the very beginning we're told that Andy is innocent however he is given two life sentences back to back. Of course, my initial feeling was confusion as no Indepth review of Andy's case was done and it was as if the judge wanted to convict Andy to fulfil a longstanding grudge against him.

Andy is sent to Shawshank prison and it seems that Andy will never be able to survive in those kinds of conditions because he is not a common criminal, nor is has he led a criminal life. He was a successful individual as an accountant and although he had issues with his wife, he couldn’t be labelled a criminal. However, we soon discover that Andy is able to get through prison through his accounting skills and in the end, his accounting gets him free. In the begin, Andy doesn’t really do much but wonder about and the narrator, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding doesn’t think much of him at the beginning however one day Andy ask red, a smuggler of goods for the prisoners in Shawshank, to buy him a rock hammer which red jokily responds to “if you're thinking of digging your way free then it's going to take more than 30 years” or something along those lines. It's fascinating that he forecasted Andy's future events yet as the audience we were completely oblivious since we all knew that either Andy would get caught or he wouldn’t escape and serve his charge. Little did we know we were very wrong and Andy was more than an accountant working at a bank. Andy, although having trouble with the sisters who are sex crazed men, gets on well especially with red and soon becomes a very close friend of red and his friends. Whilst painting the roof of a building, Andy, red and his friends are over hear the conversation of Capitan Hadley who has recently loss his brother and is frustrated that his brother left only him $35,000 which will get given back to the government in the form of taxes. Andy becomes curious and soon tells the captain to put the money is his wife's name. It's surprising to see that sort of courage from Andy as not even red and his friends have the courage to speak to the Capitan especially when not told to. The Capitan think Andy is taking the mick and almost deicides to through him off the roof before Andy shakenly tells the captain how he can do it. In return he asks that he give him and reds friend beer for their hard work and the captain agrees. From there is when Andy really is able to continue with his plan, a plan we still don’t know at this moment in time. Over time, Andy soon is doing the accounts of everyone is the prison, including the corrupt Warden, the owner and head of Shawshank. It soon becomes clear that Andy is adamant in helping those in prisons have soe what of a fair life in Shawshank and so writes daily to the mayor in order to build a library for the prisoners. He gets the acceptance after 6 years and is able to get a multitude of books along with a $200 cheque for any other things for the library.

Andy and the rest of the “gang” now are able to work in the library instead of the washing room and although no one knows I, Andy is coming up with a cunning plan to space which we still don’t know about at this moment in time. Everything seems good until a young man named. Tommy, a cocky and stupid young man comes in and tell a story of a man who he was in the cell with. He says that the man said he once went to a rich country clubs man's house and shot him along with the girl he was with. This straightaway hit me and showed how small the world is and how information can lie in the hands of everyone. When Andy hears of this, he goes straight to the warden to get a appeal for his case and for tommy to testify however the warden seems to want to keep Andy as a sheep for slaughter. He wants to continue to use Andy for his corrupt money flow he is making andy do. This is probably the tipping point of Andy and decides to do everything he can to get out and help his friend red.

I won't reveal the ending however from start to finish, the film was so indulging to watch and it was a great story. Although it can be said to be a conventional story line, the way the story was in acted along with the actors acting, it made all of it an absolute joy to watch. From Andy's intuitive plan to red being a quite yet clever man, it all made the film a great experience to watch I thoroughly recommend anyone looking for a good film to watch to watch it. It is definitely a film to watch.

The film also gives an insight into the justice system in America. many prisons in America are run privately and so to see the warden not want to let Andy out for 1) he wanted him to continue to do his dirty work and 2) he most probably wanted to keep the prisoners for as long as possible in order to continue to get money from the state. this is most probably why is the movie, the warden tells Andy that its most likely impossible to get a new library and every time red went into the room to get an appeal, he was denied. this representation within the film shows the true nature of prisons in America and possibly across the world. now i cannot say for certain this happens today as i have not done any research however, it may not be too far to imagine that this may still happen today to some extent.

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My Nature Project

21 August 2020

A few weeks ago, I was given the task to create a nature project that was 20 minutes long and which had a variation of clips that needed to be compiled together into a neatly formatted video about nature. Whilst my tutor read out the task on what we needed to do, I gave a slight sigh thinking of all the editing I would need to do and the videos I would need to watch in order to make something that was worth watching. I sat on my chair grumpy for a few hours just thinking “what the point of this project was?” however soon threw away my tantrum and thought that I should at least try and do the best as I could as if my tutor is telling me to do, it must benefit from it and hell, what could be the worst outcome out of it?

So, the next day, I decided to take a trip to Osterley park, a regular location for a calming and peaceful walk, which was thankfully only a few minutes away from my home and met the criteria of the project perfectly. I had no plan of what I was going to film whilst I walked across Osterley park and so I started off with things that seemed to appeal to me and so, I took out my phone, nothing fancy, and started recording the vast farmland just before sunset. It was a gorgeous view and the contrast of colours looked super cool which gave me a boost of energy to do some more filming. As I took a vast array for both photos and videos, I learnt the different angles and heights that were suited to each location in order to get the bed clips and by the end of the day, I was able to record a multitude of things including the horses, some Egyptian geese (which was a task in itself in trying to identify what duck or geese was what) and the general plants and trees. By the end, I had managed to obtain 7 minutes or so of good usual be footage however I was now stuck with finding a new location to make up the other 13 minutes and with coronavirus still lingering around, I couldn’t find any suitable occasion to go out. However, my sister was working at a local pharmacy in Twickenham Highstreet temporarily and whilst my dad was leaving the house to go collect her, I decide to pop along just to see if anything would be suitable to film. Fortunately, there was, Thames river running right behind the high street with a group of swans and ducks sitting comfortably on the side. This time I decide to focus more on nature and so I got close shots of the nearby plans and trees and tried to get a wide shot of the whole scenery. It was a nice to use different contrasting views at different focus lengths to represent nature. My final location was Virginia Waters which was more of a last-minute plan however will its wilderness and vast lake, it was only right to do the best videography I could for this project. With views of the beautiful lake when the sun setting to dogs playing in the river, the overall experience was great, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Now came the task of compiling of all the videos, adding peaceful and editing the video. My presupposition of editing be hard was false as the use of iMovie’s made it very useful (although I am sure that editing is still a difficult job). iMovie’s was easy to use, from cutting down video lengths, adding texts, having different transitions and adding calming music. After a couple hours of editing, I had completed the editing of all my videos and was pleased with what I had created. Then I understood what this project was about. Throughout this journey I also had a partner who also had the same task and we were partner up together to do this task. Through taking clips together or separate and editing, this project was meant to build up our team building skills and I guess a bit of analytical skills. We found everything but had to choose the most relevant and best clips for the video. Overall, the experience was a great one with different learning outcomes along with new skills that I was able to develop, and I would Definity recommend this sort of project to anyone looking to enjoy themselves whilst also developing their skills.


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Why isn't healthcare free across the world?

14 August 2020

The discussion of “Should Healthcare be public or private and should it be free or not?” has been an ongoing for many years and is most probably going to continue until humanity comes to an agreement. In my opinion, Healthcare should be free and public across the world, regardless of the country and its level of development. Why? Because I believe that healthcare, to applicable standard, is essential in the development and recovery of underdeveloped and developing countries across the world suffering from quite basic problems that could be managed with the adequate distribution of medical treatment and whilst it may not be economically beneficial for some, it will most certainly improve the living standards of many which in itself will bring economic benefits.

32 Countries across the world provide free healthcare (Free healthcare means it is paid in the form of taxation by most individuals of that country) ranging From Norway, who were the first country to introduce free healthcare in 1912, to Bahrain and are mainly developed (by developed I mean they have a strong economic and political system what is able to comfortably provide public resources equally to their population) countries who have a established government who can afford to provide a quality medical services. The cost for the government providing free healthcare is of course an obvious deterrent for many countries to not provide a standardised free healthcare system as of course the money can be used elsewhere is more important areas however what else causes some countries to provide heartcare as a public service and others as private? Well to begin with, many countries don't provide healthcare as a public service because they don’t wish to provide healthcare to certain types of people which include illegal migrants or tourists and Many systems don't like covering people who are not legally in the country. This is because many governments see these people as people who do not contribute to the economy or to the country and so the government believe they don’t have a responsibility to provide any form of public service for them, including healthcare. However realistically these individuals do provide some sort of service to the country. Illegal migrants come to developed, stable countries for security/safety and the majority take up jobs that the average citizen does not in order to stabilise themselves and soon go into specific sectors they have studied in. This not only fills employment gaps but also provides the opportunity for innovation and development within the country. In terms of tourist, they can only spend money aboard and so although healthcare maybe more expensive, these individuals do contribute to a country in some sort of way.

However, lets return to the idea of money and why it is a deterrent for many countries. The NHS costed the government £129 billion in 2018/19 and is expected to rise to nearly £134 billion by 2019/20 and took 24% of the National budget the government had set. This of course is a huge amount for any government and so it is clear why many countries privatise healthcare and make individuals pay for it due to the large amount of revenue that can be incurred from the healthcare system. But what are the costs that a healthcare system experience? Well let's take the US as an example. “Administrative” costs are frequently cited as a cause for excess medical spending. The U.S. spends about 8% of its healthcare dollar on administrative costs, compared to 1% to 3% in the 10 other countries and the US healthcare system is extremely complex, with separate rules, funding, private insurance to add to the cost. In each of these sectors consumers must choose among several tiers of coverage, high deductible plans, managed care plans and fee-for-service systems. These plans may or may not include pharmaceutical drug insurance which has its own tiers of coverage, deductibles, and co-pays and so once everything is done, the amount that needs to paid is so vast many don’t both to go or even take up cover. Additionally, Drug costs are rising causing manufactures to charge private healthcare systems higher prices for their medicine. High drug prices are the single biggest area of overspending in the U.S. compared to Europe, with a single person spending an average of $1500 annually. Finally, the cost of healthcare can be summarised by the pay the nurses and doctors receive. This is one point I agree with due to the tough and rigorous education many medical students go through to become a doctor. The many years of studying, in my eyes, in justifiable with a above the average salary as in the end, doctors and nurses along with the whole healthcare system have life or death decision they must encounter on a day to day basis. Enduring horrific scenes to long surgery’s, doctors along with the all the other employs that make a healthcare system work, deserve to have a high salary for their work as they work miracles in many ways.

And so, it is clear why many countries who are developed, developing or even underdeveloped cannot provide free healthcare… its simply too expensive. Alongside the cost, many developing and developed countries are experiencing other major issues such as war, conflict, famine or poverty and so the government must rectify these problems first before looking towards providing any type of free healthcare system. These problems however are unfortunately likely to last many years to come and countries are likely to continue to try to battle these problems in the hope of one day they will go away. I believe that providing a free healthcare system with help resolve If not all but some of these problems as individuals will be more inclined to work as they are better fitted to do so and are cable of contributing back to their country. Heath is an important aspect of a county functioning at its optimum and with a strong, health population, it may be possible for countries suffering from these problems to come out of these issues and develop themselves.

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Raiders of the lost Ark and the Truman Show Comparison

7 August 2020

From the titles themselves, both films seemed very abstract leading me to believe that they had very little or if anything in common. Raiders of the lost ark sounded to be a typical adventurous film, looking for ancient pieces that man had not discovered for years. Although it did entail some of that presupposition I had, it also told a interesting story about history along with key aspects to ponder on from the main character, Indiana Jones. In comparison, the Truman Show sounded like a late night show typically found on Saturday nights for the average joe to watch. Indeed I was very wrong and both films had very similar stories to tell in terms of moral story and oneself belief.

Raiders of the lost ark starts of in your typical manner with young Indiana exploring the jungles of South America in search of his golden prize. Upon going through treacherous conditions and multiple boobytraps, he soon is able to obtain his new prized possession however all seems to well. As he leaves he is met with a opposing discoverer who has joined forces with the indigenous people in order to claim the prize Indiana has just got. After a tussle, Indiana fortunately escapes but of-course without the very artefact he came looking for. This predictable yet engaging opening to the lost ark is very different to that of the Truman show which begins with Truman himself of to work presenting himself as a cheerful, upbeat and charismatic character. Whilst in his way to work, he encounters cheerful people and everyone seems “too perfect”. Truman, who works at a insurance firm, seems to have some sort of obsession with Fiji as he talks to the camera about climbing mountains and if he doesn’t survive, they should eat him as a source of food. The very beginning of both films are very abstract from each other and it doesn’t seem as if they have anything in common. However both films Indeed have similarities in the stores they tell. With both the Lost Ark and the Truman show, both present a theme of resilience and self trust which plays a important role in both the characters lives and the lives of the audience. The idea of resilience and self trust is represented in the lost Ark when Indiana is given the task to find the Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence is now under Adolf Hitlers plans go win the war and so the US government turn to Jones to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to recover this piece of history. Adolf Hitler is on a quest for the legendary Ark of the Covenant- resting place of the Ten Commandments- whose supernatural powers, legend says, can wipe out entire armies.

Indy infiltrates their massive digging operation in a race against time to discover the Well of the Souls, where the Ark has lain undisturbed for centuries and it is here were we can recognise his self trust and resilience that he shows. Whilst exporting the Ark out of its resting chambers, the nazis discover Indus plans and take the Ark away whilst trapping Indiana in the tomb. However through is dedication and resilience, Indy is able to track down the Ark the gig some questionable methods and soon brings it back in safe hands. Throughout his efforts to discover and recover the artefacts, he constantly shows resilience by finding methods to do the impossible. His dedication to do what ever it takes to get the job done is also reminiscent of what Truman begins to do as he discovers his life doesn’t seem right. Truman first presents this character of resilience and dedication when he is on his way to work and stubbles across a homeless man that looks awfully similar to his farther who has died whilst in a boating trip with Truman. Align with other strange encounters such as a fallen lantern from the sky along with the radio station depicting his every move, Truman goes out of his to see what else is different and begins to discover the the world premiered to him is one which is far the actual truth. He constantly fights his internal and external sources telling him that it is all madness and soon discovers the meaningful yet painful truth. His self belief and continuous dedication to find the truth and to trust nothing but his instinct leads into a new adventure and a new chapter of his life. A life that won’t be written for him.

And so, indeed both the Raiders of the lost ark, with all its adventures and thrill seeking moments, and the Truman show, with a seemingly perfect life with perfect people, present a common theme of resilience my and self trust. If both Indiana and Truman failed in believing in themselves, Indiana would never have discovers or recovered the Lost Ark and Truman would’ve been stuck in a endless cycle that he was depressed with. Through the courage and dedication both present, both characters, although physically and mentally different, show similarities in the way they acted and are able to accomplish their end goal by following this similar trait that is apparent within both.

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The Art of Luxury

31 July 2020

Luxury. Defined as “a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense” and perceived to provide an individual with some sort of social status within society. I came across this topic while shopping online at Selfridges and thought to myself, what’s the real difference between these items and any other clothing item found at one of the many other retailers? Of course, there is some element of looking nice and “fashionable” however I intend to find where it all started and how we have been engulfed by the world of luxury goods.

Luxury goods have always been part of human culture as far back as the Roman times who were concerned with power, gratuitousness and as much of anything in excess. As the Roman expanded their imperial rule, so did trade and the wealth of common people who resorted to purchasing items that were not before available to them and soon this theme continued across the world; with the normal person getting richer, they too wanted to feel some sort of gain when purchasing luxury items. But what gain does it bring? For some, it’s the feeling of being looked at from other knowing full well they are wearing or have something that is attractive and is not common within the general public. For others, they justify the quality is better than the usual item so it’s only right to spend more so items can last longer. For some like myself, they have a true passion for luxury items and appreciate the work that goes behind it. Whether that be from clothing items made by Gucci or opulent cars made by rolls Royce, there will always be something better than the standard item and will always consist of ridiculous prices that some individuals will be willing to pay. However, there was a period when the word Luxury had negative connotation related to it. During Britain’s Middle ages, the word Luxury derived from the French word of ‘Luxurie’ which meant ‘lust’ and ‘debauchery’ and the items that were deemed to be luxury in todays definition were exotic foods, spices or wine from foreign countries, which once again were only bought by the privileged. Luxury back then was seen in foods that were imported from abroad, clothes, expensive commodities or rare gems/jewellery such as gold or silver.

Today's definition of luxury really came through during the 19th century, also known as the roaring twenties, when the establishment of trade routes and industries benefited from rapid technological advancements and mass-produced goods on an international scale which gave many to spend money on the unusual item. The devastation of two world wars and multiple economic depressions across the world shifted Luxury from the conventual items of spices and foods to smaller markets such as shoes, handbags, perfumes and scarves. Louis Vuitton, now the name of one of the world’s biggest luxury brands, observed railway passengers on station platforms to design luggage that best suited the needs of his clients. This them continued rapidly into the 21st century and has exploded in society through social media and the influence of celebrities over today youth who are dominant within this area of interest. Celebrities are seen to be a elite class of human beings who have the best of everything and with the introduction of social media, their influence has only grown, giving the thought of luxury to a great number of people across the world and making it almost common to purchase luxury items. A prime example of this Kanye West Yeezy clothing line in collaboration with adidas. Kanye West is a prominent figure in the celebrity world and has been able to turn his status into a business for himself. With the introduction of Yeezy and its limited amount of production each year, Kanye has created a new sense of luxury by only producing a small amount of items each year to portray its exclusivity and for people to feel part of that small, yet rather large circle of popularity that celebrities encounter.

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