Experiences make people happier than possessions

According to recent studies, psychological research suggests that, in the long run, experiences make people happier than possessions. Part of the reason for this finding was that most of our life experiences involve other individuals. People were fulfilling their need for social bonding while having these experiences.

Another reason for increased happiness in experiences, the researchers found, was that people felt a greater sense of vitality or “being alive” during the experience and in reflection. The initial pleasure we get from a new possession generally fades in a matter of months.

Experiences form “powerful and important memories that I would not trade for anything in the world”!

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” —Mark Twain

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