Most of us think that we’d only be happy if we had a… (nose job, million dollars, Roberto Cavalli shoes, a boyfriend’s love, the right job…)
In reality, our happiness doesn’t depend on things and people. Check out this great article a friend of mine wrote on her blog about our occupation with “stuff” and “goals” and happiness . (While you’re there check out some other articles!).
We’d all do a lot better if we disconnected the “stuff” we want from the happiness that we can feel from within. If you have a few minutes extra, check out this interesting video by social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Dan Gilbert. He talks about the source of our feelings of happiness and relative value: