Can Money Buy You Happiness?


It turns that maybe it can. But there's a catch. According to a new post on the Shots blog at the NPR site titled, "You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience," people get excited about both material goods and experiences, but "that experiences tend to make people happier." The piece goes on to say that imagination, among other things, is believed to be an aspect of these findings: "People often get really creative while planning out a future vacation... and just thinking about all the things they'll be doing and all fun they'll be having can boost their mood." I'm curious if this is consistent with your own experience, but also what other reasons beside that of imagination you think might impact happiness in this way. Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below.