Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

Here’s Why Too Much Choice Stresses Us Out

"The standard line is that choice is good for us, that it confers on us freedom, personal responsibility, self-determination, autonomy and lots of other things...  [but] we end up less satisfied with the result of the choice than we would be if we had fewer options to choose from. When there are lots of alternatives to consider, it is easy to imagine the attractive features of alternatives that you reject that make you less satisfied with the alternative that you’ve chosen..." [Read Article]
Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

When It Comes to Happiness, Experiences Are Better Than Things

"Over the past decade, an abundance of psychology research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions. Experiential purchases are more associated with identity, connection, and social behavior... iPhones, clothes, couches, et cetera, just become background. They deteriorate or become obsolete. It's the fleetingness of experiential purchases that endears us to them." [Read Article]