Why has this season become about buying a lot of stuff? Don’t get me wrong, I believe that having things that make life more easeful and enjoyable is a good thing but we all know that our self-worth and true happiness does not depend on the things we own. Again and again studies show that having more stuff actually lowers our life satisfaction while spending time with friends, loved ones, and in nature increases our day to day pleasure and well-being.
Check out this great video from the Center for a New American Dream. Together we can build a life that expresses our intrinsic values.