How Money Can Make Us Unhappy

Jonah Lehrer reflects on a new study over at his new blog:

The Liege psychologists propose that, because money allows us to enjoy the best things in life – we can stay at expensive hotels and eat exquisite sushi and buy the nicest gadgets – we actually decrease our ability to enjoy the mundane joys of everyday life.

But the more I have stayed in expensive hotels, the more I long for my own bed. And the fancier food I eat, the more I yearn for a burger and fries. And nothing beats Nabisco Ginger Snaps. Or Skittles.