The Wall Street Journal:
When people feel permanently harried and strapped for time, maybe what they are missing in their lives is a sense of awe.
A new study finds that people who are made to feel awe believe they have more time available to them, they’re less impatient, and they are more willing to do volunteer work. They also express a preference for experiences, such as watching a movie, over material goods of equal value (say, a $10 gas card). And that choice could, in turn, pay dividends, because other psychological studies have found that events and activities create more long-term happiness than does accumulating things.
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