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Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go ; this is my station", Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
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For your own happiness, invest in experience rather than in materiality !
Scientific research understands that the best return on investment comes from the enjoyment of what is lived, not that of what is bought ! We are all, each in our own way, in the pursuit of happiness. We aspire to live a life full of satisfaction and pride. We also know that money can help, but to some extent. Once the basic needs covered, the money does not make us much happier than normal.
According to Tom Gilovich, social psychology professor at Cornell University (New York, U.S.A.), the enemy of happiness is habit. We want to possess something, but we usually get used to it so quickly. The excitement of the first moments goes away rapidly. He reckons that it is much better to invest in activities and experiences like travel and recreation, exhibitions, new skills…
And ultimately, our experiences feed our conversations much better than the list of our possessions. They define us as individuals and connect us with our friends and relatives with the perspective of enriching our knowledge and sharing our experiences…