People who try to be environmentally-friendly by buying less stuff are happier, study claims
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Right from childhood, we are attracted to things that we can call our own, stuff like clothes, toys, bags, and books, later morphing into adult toys like cars, jewellery, furniture, Playstations an...
Being happy with material goods peaks during the formative years, when new experiences make the teenager’s already fragile self-esteem fluctuate. A sense of self-worth and respect makes them less prone to attachment towards materialist objects.
Pre-teen girls identify so much with material objects like clothes, that if they exchange it with each other, it feels that they have shared their identity.
Throughout time research has proven that shopping enables individuals to relax and forget about their worries.
Anxiety is one of the most often met reasons that make people choose shopp...
Feeling anxious can lead to quite harmful behaviors, as one tends to always choose the safe path.
For instance, when stressed over a certain situation directly related to goods, you might feel the need to buy too many products, a fact which, over time, will result in others not having what to buy or you having bought too much and wasting the very products you bought.
When faced with difficult periods, like the pandemic we are all dealing with at present, individuals seem to tend to associate luxury goods to a greater safety level.
Furthermore, research has shown that people believe to be able to distance themselves from danger only by purchasing luxurious and expensive products.