"the brand and kind of cellphone one purchases offers an opportunity to display one's socioeconomic status, technological savvy, and connoisseurship," says Berger. He means that people go out of their way to constantly to compete for the best items so increase or uphold their status in society. Especially as teens, there is much pressure to do so.
Goals can change over time. The key is to remember that external influences always happen. Your goals should be flexible enough to accommodate such needs as they arise, but don’t lose sight of the bigger picture.