It’s not rude to wear fake glasses, because most people don’t care if you are wearing real or fake glasses. It is only considered rude to gift fake glasses to someone else and to pretend these glasses were originals.
Some people tend to wear fake glasses to save some money to get along with the latest fashion trends while others wear them to make a statement about their current selves.
It’s hard for you to find some strangers in public that would stare at your glasses and ask whether they are real or otherwise as people tend to mind their own business instead of wasting their time and energy thinking about unnecessary topics such as this one.
Actionable Advises When Confronting People
One of the things that you can do when confronting people that asked whether your glasses are fake or not is to tell the plain truth to them. If your glasses are real then you should have no problem. On the other hand, if your glasses are fake then just tell that you purposely bought them somewhere in China or anywhere else.
You don’t have to be embarrassed by that, in fact, most fake glasses nowadays look better and have pretty much the same quality as the original one (even though the durability of the original ones tend to be higher). The only difference between you and them is that you get to spend less money on unnecessary things such as this one.
However, if you have any sort of vision problems such as blurriness in your vision then it’s highly recommended for you to purchase the original one so that you would be able to correct your vision errors more effectively.
Always keep in mind that most people are not offended by the type of glasses or colors of the shirt that you wear as these things are entirely irrelevant to their life.
Hence, do what makes you happy and stop paying too much attention to what people might think about you as they won’t be there for you when you are at the lowest point in your life.
Just in case the people around you judge you based on the things that you wear then all you have to do is to ignore them as the elements in life that make people great are things like relentless pursuit of knowledge, patience, discipline, and compassion, not the materialistic things such as your clothes that you wear, property that you own or the number of cars that you have.
All of these materialistic things that one may seem to have are the result of having the vital elements that have been mentioned earlier in the article.
Hence, if you dream of having such things, you will first need to train yourself to develop those elements in yourself, and the process of training yourself to master each of these elements would not be an easy task. You may even find yourself giving up at some point but that’s completely fine as all you need to do is to get back up and continue your journey of developing these elements inside of yourself.
Once you have mastered all of these elements, only then will you be able to taste the outcome of your hardships and struggles that will shape you into who you are in the future.
Society will then make you a role model for others to follow and by that time, you don’t have to worry about the fact that you consciously chose to wear fake glasses because still, no one cares.
Apart from that, just because you chose to wear fake glasses that doesn’t mean that you’re bad in any way as there are a lot of celebrities out there that are swimming in cash and still wear fake things to put out a statement for themselves which if you interpret it the right way, you will find that they are trying to say that money doesn’t give you happiness.
After all, it’s just a tool for you to use to make your life easier not happier.
Having a lot of money means that you could solve micro problems in your life more effectively but most of the major issues in life such as death, faith, and knowledge remain to be the things that you have to solve manually by yourself without any help from this money that you may have.
Examples of Scenario Where it’s Rude to Use Fake Glasses
Scenario 1 (Rude):
In the first scenario, a man has been in a relationship with a particular girl for years and the day has come for them to finally be united to form a happy family in the community. They decided to go for a honeymoon on a specific island somewhere in Spain.
The man known as Charles promised his future wife that he will give her a special gift to commemorate the success of their wedding. Charles decided to give his wife a pair of fake glasses later on when he was browsing for the perfect gifts somewhere in a mall.
He decided to keep the originality of the glasses a secret which he will then keep by himself for the rest of his life.
In this scenario, Charles can be considered rude for his decision to use fake glasses as an anniversary gift for his wife as the reason for this is that it’s not the value of the glasses that matters the most rather it is the trust that is being violated in the process.
It’s better to reveal the truth of the situation instead of concealing some things that have the potential to shatter the trust that has been given by someone to you in the future.
Scenario 2 (Not rude):
In the second scenario, a young teenage boy named Simon found out that his grandmother has been wishing for a pair of glasses that she could wear to the wedding of her daughter which will be held by the end of this month.
Simon was trying to find a proper job to help make his grandmother’s dream come true but he was only 12 years old at that time and one of the requirements to get a job is to be at least 18 years old or older.
This, in turn, left Simon with no choice but to collect plastic bottles on the streets to sell to a recycling machine for 50 cents per bottle. By the end of the month, he managed to raise only $20 but the problem is that the retail price for the real glasses that her grandmother wants is priced at $150.
He did some research on the internet and found out that fake glasses would cost him only around $10 including shipping.
He decided to buy those glasses and later on give them to her grandmother as a surprise gift.
His grandmother was so happy even though he revealed the truth about the glasses.
In this case, Simon’s action cannot be considered rude as his efforts show his deep love for her grandmother, and no trust is involved in the process.
Examples of Context Where You Should and Shouldn’t Wear Fake Glasses
If you are trying to display your wealth to everyone (for some odd reasons) so that people would know your current level of wealth then by all means you should always try to wear not just a real pair of glasses, but you should always try to make sure that everything that you buy from now on has to be original.
If you are the type of person that just don’t care about the originality of a product that you need and instead you prioritize only the essential items in life to be original such as smartphones, optical glasses (to correct your vision), and laptop to use for work then you probably might want to use fake glasses instead as it’s not considered to be a vital item that plays a certain role in your life aside from making you look stylish (though different people have a different idea of what it means to be stylish).
In a nutshell, even if you chose to wear fake glasses, no one cares as it’s not giving any impact on their current state of life. On top of that, most people wouldn’t even notice that your glasses are fake and some may even compliment you for them as if they are real.
If you think about it, the number of compliments that you might get from society for wearing fake glasses will be pretty much the same as when you wear a real ones.
Hence, you should always try to do your best to be yourself as one of the most common mistakes that people tend to make is to try to fit into society.
This deadly mistake would not only kill the special things that define who you are but it also limits the level of creativity of a person and in turn makes the world a dull place for people to live in so be happy and be grateful for what you have and you will lead a happy life.
Sophie Hammond is a journalist, psychologist, and freelance speechwriter for people in politics and business. She lives on the edge of the Rocky Mountains with her dog and a lifetime supply of books. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through nature or journaling at a coffee shop.