Getting things like a new car or 60-inch flat-screen are goals many of us work toward. Unfortunately, these pursuits have the opposite effect we intend: Instead of making us happier, getting more stuff drags us down. In a new paper published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, Knox College psychology professor Tim Kasser shows, through a series of experiments spanning from six months to 12 years, that when people become more materialistic, their emotional well-being takes a dive.
I’m assuming this is just another hoked-up “study” designed to “prove” that people with money are unhappy, and so Barack Obama is a god-king for trying to impoverish us all – for our own good.
I didn’t care enough to read all the way through, so I could be wrong.