-So this envelope. -Yes?
-Has some money.-That sounds great!
There wasn’t a lot of reasch that said, if you get some money
what should you do with it to be happy.
So we ask people to spend money in a bunch of different ways
and what we want to see was which way would make them happiest.
They had to buy only an experience.
But we let them to find whatever that experience might be.
By five o’clock to expend this money buying yourself a happy experience.
Laura was one of the people that we gave money to,
we gave her $20 in an envelope and the first thing
she thought of doing was
going to her boss his name is Torg and going out for a drink with him.
Sarah was another person that we gave money to and asked her
to spend it in ways that would make her happy.
Spend this money buying yourself a happy experience.
Experience that she chose was actually a psychic reading.
One of the most common thing that people do with our money is get stuff.
We have shown and another people have shown in research that stuff isn’t good for you.
Doesn’t make you unhappy but it doesn’t make you happy.
But one thing that does make you happy is experiences.
We look forward to the more, so I might look forward to buying a TV next week
but I really look forward to my vocation next week.
I get a lot of happiness even before experiences happen.
when I’m on experiences that are much more interesting.
So a trip or dinner out is more fun than watching TV on average.
I also often go on experience with people and watch TV by myself.
So, going out to dinner will be happier for that reason.
And then there is the aftermath.
是的 你会有台电视 但感觉消逝了
So, yes, you still have the TV and experiences gone.
But the TV isn’t interesting any more, you get tired of the TV.
And the experience you can tell story about it for the rest of your life.
You look back on experiences.
You have nostalgia for experiences.
And those are also resources of happiness as well.
So before during and after it turns out experiences beats stuff in terms of happiness.
I got a palm reading done and it lasted about five minutes.
She just have me put my hands like this,
她就看着 然后轻轻摸了一下 但我感觉很好
and she barely touched them or looked at them. I think it feels great!
Definitely an experience.
My happy fun experience was getting to take him out for a drink
if we’re going out he always pulls out the company credit card and is super generous with us and so
Just getting to do like a small kindness and have fun and have a drink on a beautiful evening.
This is just super fun.