A friend shared an article recently on the psychology of happiness; how experiences matter more to our long-term joy than material items.
Good thing this wasn’t one of those list articles. You know: 17 ways I’d know happiness if it hit me like a city bus. Or a quiz to determine how much of a hipster/vegan/gangsta/foodie, I am. I’d have forgotten it by now. And then we’d have no blog.
This article probably stood out because it was the first thing I read on my newly upgraded phone that is roughly the size of a clutch purse.
No, it wasn’t lost on me that I was reading an article about experiences mattering more than material items on the very gadget for which I’d probably be ignoring my family all weekend. (more…)