Report tells us what we already know! Travel and Happiness are like Twins .. they just go together.
So often we seek happiness in things that we buy. Personal items, things for the house. We buy things to make us happy. Yes I hear you say! And while we have these ‘things’, we usually feel just great.
We`ve heard said “I`m in need of some shopping therapy”. Great while it happens, but we soon need to do it again!
The result, happy, short term thrill and credit card debt … growing.
“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,” says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who has been studying the question of money and happiness for over two decades.
We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.”
My best memories are to do with travel, with holidays … being there and after, in conversations with friends, the pics and the videos on Facebook. And the saving up can be fun to do. The looking forward to the ‘happy time’ is also great. It teaches us lots and the build-up process about deciding and denying because “I need the cash for my holiday and travel” .. it`s just good for us?
>>>So what`s on your happiness bucket list? New York, Sydney, Antarctic, canoeing, desert hike, para sailing …. and more
Read lots more about the Science of why we should spend money on experiences and not things.
Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who has been studying the question of money and happiness and …
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, it doesn’t make you that much happier. But one of the biggest questions is how to allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.
There’s a very logical assumption that most people make when spending their money: that because a physical object will last longer, it will make us happier for a longer time than a one-off experience like a concert or vacation. According to recent research, it turns out that assumption is completely wrong.
So rather than buying the latest iPhone or a new BMW, Gilovich suggests you’ll get more happiness spending money on experiences like going to art exhibits, doing outdoor activities, learning a new skill, or traveling.
Gilovich’s findings are the synthesis of psychological studies conducted by him and others ……
Read on and build your happiness and well-being quotient. Happiness = new events = travel!
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