Positive Thursday – Do more, have less

Can money can buy happiness?

A Harvard study surveyed data from 136 countries; with hopes of answering this question.  In their opinion they reach a favorable result through their survey.

The result, prosocial spending is consistently associated with greater  happiness.

In another study of 150 individuals (From the book Happiness Advantage), spent money on activities and experiences, like concerts and night out with friends, brought far more pleasure than materiel items such as shoes, televisions, and watches.

The list of studies goes on, maybe money can purchase happiness.

What then is prosocial spending?

Prosocial spending is the act of doing rather than having.  The act of spending money on others and or spending the money in social environments.

Simple example; taking a friend out for a nice social lunch or buying the next person in line a cup of coffee.

Charles Spurgeon said, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

Denis Waitley elaborated, “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Do more, experiencing more, and have less and notice for yourself the increase in your happiness!

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