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February 20, 2009

What provides more happiness?   Buying experiences or buying material things?

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What provides more happiness?   Buying experiences or buying material things?

This week, an assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University has found that buying ‘experiences’, such as vacations, give people more happiness than buying material things.

He studied 154 people ages 19 to 50 and found that experiences increased happiness because they are often social in nature and tend to make people feel more alive and they are left with positive memories, a sort of return on their investment. The study came up with this conclusion ‘For whatever you can afford, you’ll maximize your happiness, and the happiness of others around you, if you spend it on a life experience. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend either. Whether you spend a little or a lot on the life experience, you still have the same level of happiness.’

I stole the above article from @Davidrowells Travel Newsletter.

David always has bundles of valuable tips, shortcuts and travel insights in his newsletter. The Travel Insider  If you travel at all; It’s a must read.


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