It turns out that traveling makes us far happier than any material wealth ever does
Money makes us happy right? I think most of us, on some level, know that is not true, at least it is only part of the whole story. Money provides all the basics of life; shelter, food (add your own list here), but for most of us there are many other things that factor into the happiness equation. And for many, travel adds immensely to our general happiness. See the world, experience other cultures, get away from it all; there are lots of reasons we all have for traveling.
Why do we head for the shops with such determination as soon as we have money in our wallets? With every new purchase we feel a little happier, but a few days later that satisfaction is often gone without a trace. We at Bright Side decided it was time to get to grips with this problem once and for all, and to make sense of how we can all find true happiness.
It turns out that the main impediment to happiness is adaptation. As soon as something we’ve bought becomes ordinary and unexciting, the level of life satisfaction we feel falls, and we’re forced to search around for the next purchase. This process is repeated again and again.
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