“people’s satisfaction with the things they bought went down, whereas their satisfaction with experiences they spent money on went up.”
“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods,” says Gilovich.
“something that might have been stressful or scary in the past can become a funny story to tell at a party or be looked back on as an invaluable character-building experience”
“shared experiences connect us more to other people than shared consumption.”
from-source The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things http://www.fastcoexist.com/3043858/world-changing-ideas/the-science-of-why-you-should-spend-your-money-on-experiences-not-thing