Faculty Member’s Holiday Message: People, Not Things, Make You Happier

From: Huffington Post

The holiday season is the time to focus on what’s truly important: Spending quality time with friends and family, being thankful for all the blessings in your life, and showing how much you care by giving of yourself. But after being bombarded with commercials and marketing messages galore, it can be easy to forget what it is that makes the holidays special.

Check out these reasons why it may be better to take the focus off of material comforts this season — and turn it back on what really matters… In his 2002 book “The High Price of Materialism,” Knox College professor Tim Kasser explained some of his findings on materialism, which showed that people who place central focus in their lives on financial success are more likely to be distressed, have problems adjusting to life and have low well-being… Read more at Huffington Post…