I am loving this article today - it says that money you spend on experiences is going to bring you more happiness than money you spend on stuff. Here are the reasons why:
- People are more likely to mull over their material purchases than they are experiential ones, second-guessing themselves about whether they really made the best choice.
- We tend to think of experiences more on their own terms, rather than in comparison with other things.
- It's easier for us to decide on an experiential purchase than a material one.
- We're more upset if we learn that someone else got a better deal, or that a better option exists, for a material purchase than for an experience-related one.
So go on vacation already! I hear Jamaica is beautiful this time of year :)