Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Want Happiness?

Want happiness?  Don't buy more stuff- go on vacation.  That's what Gary Belsky & Tom Gilovich say in a recent Time magazine article

Basically, the gist of the article can be summarized in these 3 sentences:

"For most people, money is finite and there isn't enough to do all we want, so we must be selective.  The crucial question then becomes: If we want to maximize the happiness or satisfaction we get from our money, how should we spend it?... When people are asked to recall their most significant material and experiential purchases over the previous five years, they report that the experience brought more joy, was a source of more enduring satisfaction and was more clearly 'money well spent.'"

On that note, I'm off to Montana for vacation.  Be back next week!

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