CONFIRMED: PEOPLE WHO SPEND MONEY ON EXPERIENCES INSTEAD OF THINGS ARE MUCH HAPPIER
Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.
Focus on your happiness, not what makes you popular!