Thursday, May 16, 2013
When I think about what makes me happy, I recall the things I like to do and have done, not the physical objects I have. But a cursory look at our consumer landscape shows that retailers are meeting our desire for possessions more than trying to sell us experiences. I see more stores filled with stuff than places simply selling experiences. Where is the disconnect?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sonja Lyubomirsky reference the same old testament verse that I've long associated with Dave Ramsey: the borrower becomes slave to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). But Lyubormirsky's conclusion is based on two decades of psychological research that just happens to align with biblical wisdom, showing that we feel the sting of the negative more than the lift of the positive. From Lyumbomirsky's book, The Myths of Happiness:
Friday, May 3, 2013
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