05 Mar Appreciating what you have is the key to happiness
Simply having and desiring more things won”t fetch any happiness, suggests a new study, which reveals a more nuanced approach to life – individuals who appreciate what they have tend to be happier than others. The study, conducted by Texas Tech University psychologist Jeff Larsen and Amie McKibban of Wichita State University, suggest one key to achieving greater happiness is to continue wanting the things you have.
In the research, the scientists asked undergraduates to indicate whether they possessed 52 different material items, such as a car, a stereo or a bed. The results of the research suggest that people can grow accustomed to their possessions and thereby derive less happiness from them.
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