Owning more doesn’t bring happiness: ‘the material pursuit of self-esteem reduces self-esteem.’

“‘Tis the season, to be jolly and joyous”

“There’s no such thing as strangers when, a stranger says hello, and everyone is family (…)”

Some Christmas carols just remind us, it’s the time to be generous, joyful and peaceful.

But well, let’s face it: Christmas has become business for the majority of companies and businesses. So many people do not feel the “Christmas atmosphere” as such (or, as we used to), instead, just experience it as a highly stressful, deeply depressing and unnecessary rush to…. just about anything that can be BOUGHT.

Do you agree?

I found an interesting article (funny how, during the Christmas time, all of a sudden there seem to be so many psychologists interested in taking care of our souls, but basically, our society just doesn’t care and just wants us to buy as-much-as-we-can-even-if-getting-into-debts-whatsoever) giving some study results’ on how materialism and shopping-obsession (Christmas shopping, I would say) affects our lives during the time that precedes Christmas.

Read it and you’ll tell me: how much money did you spend on gifts this year? Article on materialism on “The Guardian”.

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