What Is Lifestyle?
The term lifestyle was first used by Alfred Adler in 1929, though it was probably Weber who originally coined it. Adler defined a lifestyle as a set of guiding values and a system of judgement. Milton Rokeach elaborated on lifestyle by defining it as a set of value profiles that correspond to different sectors of the population. These styles were described as the “psychology of the people” and included such aspects as the way they think and their beliefs on personal responsibility.
The AIO approach focuses on attitudes, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors as fundamental lifestyle components. The individual’s lifestyle reflects the characteristics of their environment, such as the type of neighborhood, whether it is urban or rural, and proximity to natural settings or the sea. Often, lifestyle is influenced by politics, religion, health, and intimacy. It may be influenced by other factors, including the type of relationships they develop. For example, lifestyles may be more conservative or liberal than they are liberal.
Millennials are also more likely to redistribute their stuff than to discard it. For decades, a lifestyle centered on the accumulation of things and a lack of personal space fueled the storage industry. But if you think about it, our society is perpetually slouched toward storage. Before the Internet, the storage industry was indispensable to the American lifestyle, which centered on moving and accumulating things. Today, public and private media play a big role in depicting the lifestyle of the individual. They amplify things by providing images that make them more valuable.