“If you’re like most lottery winners you buy luxury homes, pricey cars, or exotic vacations and enjoy extended shopping binges.”
Trips, Concerts and Shared Coffee: Moments When Everything Add Up
An excerpt from Book One in “The Knowledge Path Series” dedicated to helping you find more meaning and passion in your life.
If you found a few million dollars under your mattress what would you do?
If you’re like most lottery winners you buy luxury homes, pricey cars, or exotic vacations and enjoy extended shopping binges.
But, just buying material goods falls short of buying you sustained happiness.
So then what does work?
Owning your dream house?
Studies reveal that homeowners aren’t any more happy than renters.
Maybe they’re more satisfied with a piece of the “American Dream,” but not significantly happier in their lives.
Think experiences, not things.
While the real estate market rises and falls, the value of experiences grow in the rearview mirror of memory.
Moments when everything adds up.
It doesn’t take a fortune.
It can be just a few dollars.
The cost can be as inexpensive as two cups of coffee.
In fact experiments around the world tell us that you’ll be happier if you spend money on others.
Not just yourself.
Experiences increase happiness.
Giving increases happiness.
The secret, then?
Switch your spending to buying experiences for both yourself and others.
(2) Change your habits in simple ways and find more moments when everything just adds up.