31 May Happiness and holidays
Shopping for that new high-definition television this summer? Skip it, and take a vacation instead, says a University of Colorado at Boulder psychologist who studies happiness.
Assistant Professor Leaf Van Boven has conducted numerous surveys and experiments spanning several years and has found that life experiences, such as vacations, generally make people from various walks of life happier than material possessions.
One reason for this is that experiences are more open to positive reinterpretation, or mental editing, than material possessions. And vacations are a perfect example of this, according to Mr. Van Boven.
I’ve often been heard to say that happiness is not a spectator sport – you have to be in it to win it. Happiness is more about activity than ‘stuff” … to read more from this happiness story just click here.