Downsizing and Finding Happiness
We just loved, loved, this article and had to share it with you. It’s about a couple that, as most America, struggled with consumption culture until they significantly downsized their life and surprisingly, found happiness! Who can’t relate to their journey? Who doesn’t feel inspired by the challenge?
Their story is just to warm us up, the four page investigation goes deep into new research and models, trying to correlate happiness with… stuff!
As the article reads:
“And it’s been a truism for eons that extra cash always makes life a little easier. Studies over the last few decades have shown that money, up to a certain point, makes people happier because it lets them meet basic needs. The latest round of research is, for lack of a better term, all about emotional efficiency: how to reap the most happiness for your dollar”.
It’s a hard fact that we need money to cover our basic needs, and we want those basic needs covered. But, where is the line that satisfies those basic needs? How are we defining what they are and where they stand today? How are they determining our lives and inner peace?
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