Tagged: happiness

Buy experiences, not things??

“To be happy, buy experiences, not things.”  It’s a simple slogan. And it certainly seems compelling. I’ve seen it repeated many times in recent years, and I’ve been guilty of saying it as well....

Warren Buffett’s most important lesson

Warren Buffett is an interesting cat. He has long been one of the richest men in the world, and people love to quote him about investing. I’ve done it myself. I think there’s a lot...


Love people, not money

If money is your focus in life, I recommend reassessing your relationship with money. It’s is important, but only in an instrumental sense – to help you live in line with your values and priorities. And if you want to be happy and have a meaningful life, I recommend prioritising your relationships with other people.

Wanting and liking: never forget the difference

There’s a difference between wanting something and liking something. In the modern world there are brilliant, hugely incentivised people trying to make us want things we won’t necessarily like. More than ever, we need to keep the distinction between wanting and liking in mind. 

Diversifying your happiness

Dan Buettner, in interview with James Hamblin for The Atlantic: [think] about happiness in the same way you think of your retirement portfolio. You want it balanced—the short term and long term, stocks and...

Stumbling on Happiness

With Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert has not written a prescription for how to be happy. Rather, this Harvard psychologist has written a description of the psychological stumbling blocks we face in our pursuit of happiness. Gilbert is one...