“We can never experience something for the first time twice,”
Seeking to acquire experiences rather than material goods is especially effective, because it’s much harder to take memorable experiences for granted, and their value may actually grow over time. Variety, surprise, and unpredictability can also introduce freshness into experiences that would otherwise become commonplace.
It’s not the destination points in your life goals that ultimately give you satisfaction and happiness, but the striving and experiences along the way. And among those experiences, it’s the small ones that seem to add up to have the largest impact, not a few big ones. ”
The scientific evidence delivers three kernels of wisdom,”First, that short bursts of gladness, tranquility, or delight are not trivial at all; second, that it’s frequency, not intensity, that counts; and third, most of us seem not to know this.”