Do objects or experiences make us happier? | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Stuff You Should Know

Do objects or experiences make us happier?

Since Sartre classified things that make us happy into the categories of having and doing, science took up the investigation into materialism and experientialism. The results have been in for a while: experiences win by a wide margin, but why exactly?

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X