A new study conducted at Cornell University and reported in the January 2010 issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that experiences bring greater happiness and satisfaction than buying and owning possessions. [..] The study revealed that people often feel buyer’s remorse, stress, and a sense that they may not have purchased the best or right product after shopping. In contrast, after a vacation, hike, bike ride, or game of softball in the park, there are rarely negative feelings or associations with these experiences. [..] satisfaction with material purchases tends to decrease over time, whereas satisfaction with experiential purchases tends to increase. Over one’s lifetime, it is his or her experiences that are more valuable than any product ever owned or purchased.
via: uclutterer.com, art. Stuff won’t make you happy, experiences will, aut. Erin Doland