by Carl Massy
: I have decided to write this article backwards. What the heck does that mean, you may be asking? It is like this. I want to share a very important piece of information for your future Happiness (so you understand it intellectually). Then I will explain in detail the ‘why’ (so you get it emotionally). So here goes.
Research by social psychologists tells us buying an EXPERIENCE (such as a trip, concert, or great meal) will give us more HAPPINESS than buying a MATERIAL OBJECT (such as clothing, jewellery, or electronics).
Now before you think I am telling you to give everything away and head off to the nearest cave, let me assure you, it is about balance. It is also about return on investment (ROI). It is about spending that $100 on something that has the greatest Happiness ROI. In this case, the research tells us, the picnic with friends ($100 for snacks and drinks) will bring you more happiness than the $100 shiny new bracelet. Plus if you want to take it one notch higher, taking photos of the picnic, with friends, will lead to more feelings of happiness well after the event.
For Immediate Release
Jakarta, March 26th 2013 – The Miss India Indonesia beauty pageant was held on the 24th of March 2013, at JW Marriott where 28 beautiful contestants competed for the prestigious crown of Miss India Indonesia. Miss India Indonesia 2013 is presented by Alta Moda – The centre for High Fashion Originals and the event was organized by Innaz Communique. The pageant seeks to build a bridge between the Indian and Indonesian communities. Moreover, this year Miss India Indonesia is working along with Yayasan Pulih and pledges to support its cause of “Stop Violence against Women”.