Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t Have in Search of Happiness We Can’t Buy


Jim Roberts' new publication

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, just didn’t know where to shop,” my post-it intones. Without shying away from the unpopular truth about overconsumption and happiness being like oil and water, James Roberts encourages us to step back, notice, and yes, even laugh at our obsession with shiny objects. He helps us see how we got here and then takes us on a fascinating tour of the all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-department. Pointing to important research findings and offering practical exercises helps us embrace our goals and values and develop the self-control we need to understand that we can never get enough of what we don’t┬áreally┬áneed.

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