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Buying Experiences


I read the article Buying Experiences, Not things by James Hamblin and got amazing insight about the stem of our happiness and how to better improve our experiences. When we buy things, they are interesting and in use for about a week, but we may often get tired of the same old thing. We don’t have many happy memories of the times that we had something, and if we do, they are sometimes bland an usually unimportant; however, this article explains how buying experiences can make us happier. Buying things like vacations and movie tickets come with anticipation, and are generally tied with happy memories. I remember the times that I went to Australia with my family, or went to a concert with my friends more than I remember buying a new shirt.  I enjoyed this article because of its descriptiveness through its real life examples, and its insight into our actions. This topic relates to me because I want to live my life to the fullest, and achieve happiness in any way I can. It addresses the mindset of wanting to invest our money into opportunities instead of possessions. There has been some studies done that people with less money, are often happier than those with plenty of money. These people will often not spend all their profit on material things, but instead go somewhere and do something. This article establishes insight into the human condition, and may help us improve out happiness in the future. Using this information, I will try to save my money in the future to buy experiences instead of things, and try to make everyone around me happy.

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