How spending money can create happiness – Part 2

Sauron predicts the future

This is a continuation from a previous post titled: How spending money can create happiness – Part 1

5. Pay now and consume later

Modern culture is consume now, pay later.  We can get almost whatever we want, on credit, delivered to out door within 1-2 days (sooner if amazon drones take off).  This eliminates anticipation, which is a source of happiness.  Taking the cookie example, eat the cookie now and get X pleasure, or save the cookie for later and get X pleasure plus all the anticipatory pleasure from delaying. Continue reading “How spending money can create happiness – Part 2”

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but money might make you think you are happy.

My first ever post… hmmmm, this was a tough one.  I thought I would start small and  in line with the goals of this blog take on the old adage “Money doesn’t buy you happiness”.

Is this fact or just another phrase that caught on over time, just some good old fashioned lore?  Like  “drink 8 glasses of water per day” which, as it turns out has little medical basis and gets plenty of my patients into trouble.   For those interested, here is how to get to 8 glasses per day.

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