Daniel Gilbert on Happiness

There was a neat interview with “happiness researcher” Daniel Gilbert in yesterday’s New York Times. Excerpt:

Another thing we know from studies is that people tend to take more pleasure in experiences than in things. So if you have “x” amount of dollars to spend on a vacation or a good meal or movies, it will get you more happiness than a durable good or an object. One reason for this is that experiences tend to be shared with other people and objects usually aren’t.

(h/t Cassie)

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