Want the shortcut to happiness? Buy it!

People who say that you cannot buy happiness are either clinically depressed or they are trying to keep all the goodness to themselves.
When you have lots of money you will still have problems…. they are just the types of problems most of us would be glad to have  like:laying by the pool to buy happiness

  • Trying decide between Boca Raton or Europe for a weekend getaway
  • Whether to drive the Jag or the Ferrari because of parking at the restuarant
  • If you should send your kids to Harvard business school or Princeton

I, for one, would love to have these kinds of problems.
The problem is we are shopping in the wrong places when attempt to “buy” happiness:

The Rich Know How to Buy Happiness (Do You?)

In the modern $1.4-trillion luxury economy, bling is out, and high-priced adventures are in.
So says a new report from the consultants at BCG, which explores the lifestyle habits of the world’s wealthy based on interviews with roughly 1,000 affluent individuals. Cartier jewelry, Hermes handbags, and Tourneau watches are being eclipsed by exclusive getaways to the Maldives and helicopter skiing vacations in Alaska (which, in case you’re interested, you can book for about$5,750-a-person, all inclusive). Spending on those sorts of mind-bendingly expensive experiences now accounts for more than half of the luxury market and is growing more than 50 percent faster than sales of luxury goods.
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buying happiness image on vacation

What that means is, the soul does not crave “things”.
Next time you want to celebrate an achievement look for different ways to buy memories instead of toys.
You will find that overall it has more of a lasting effect on your overall happiness

The Right Way to Try to Buy Happiness
In it, Elizabeth W. Dunn, an associate professor in the psychology department at the University of British Columbia, had this to say: “’It’s better to go on a vacation than buy a new couch’ is basically the idea,” says Professor Dunn, …

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Money Does Buy Happiness – I Am 1 Percent
Money does buy happiness, but it depends on how you spend money which determines your level of happiness. How many stories have we … All of my best childhood memories were from family vacations. They weren’t even …


Luxury Yacht Charter to Exotic Vacation Destinations a Perfect Experience
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Car travel not the way to vacation
… unexpected exit if dad happened to fall asleep at the wheel — but we’d meet up with some interesting people (some of them in exotic cars; some of them at the roadside motels we’d overnight in, or at campsites as we’d trek along to our destination.

Explore Thailand’s City and Sea with Friendly Planet Travel’s Latest Tour
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