Dr. Gilovich goes on, “Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods.”
We can really like our stuff, and we can connect our identity with it, but it’s still just material things that are not really a part of us.
But an experience becomes a part of who a person is.
Experiences change how we look at things; they offer a new perspective.
And the memories of an experience are something we can possess that never really lose that glow of acquisition.