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When do vacations make you happier than new TV's? When do they not? - Barking up the wrong tree


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Sorry, happiness is not as easy as "experiences good, things bad."

Great post! I believe this:

"Why you buy is just as important as what you buy," said Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University. "When people buy life experiences to impress others, it wipes out the well-being they receive from the purchase. That extrinsic motivation appears to undermine how the experiential purchase meets their key psychological needs."

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