Scientists Reveal New Insight About People Who Spend Money On Experiences Rather Than Products
Researchers from the San Francisco State University, have discovered that people who understand that life is more about creating memories rather than materialistic gains are more happy. Even though the pursuit and purchase of physical possessions can bring temporary fulfillment, most individuals will never fully be satisfy by that and it will certainly not bring true happiness according to science. Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, who has been studying the link between money and happiness told Fast Company: " ... Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.... " Dr Gilovich and Killingsworth, in the journal Psychological Science, along with Cornell doctoral candidate