We all know the saying “money doesn’t buy happiness”, and psychology seems to agree, sort of. Material possessions don’t make us happier in the long run, but experiences do, and there are some thoughts on why this is. One idea is that it is less common to measure the value of our experiences by comparing them to others. Or maybe experiences make us happy because they are more closely related to our personal identity, connections, and social interactions. This article discusses why spending money doesn’t buy happiness, unless you are spending it on experiences!
Therapy uses this idea as well; at its core therapy is an experience through which we learn about ourselves and how we look at the world. If you would like to learn more about how experiences can help you increase the happiness to your life, we can arrange a free 30-minute consultation and talk about how we can work towards this goal together.