Studies suggest that we are happier spending money on others than ourselves, because giving promotes a positive view on self. It also builds our bond with others and the community. Here’s a source. From the source, what I found interesting is that it reports that people expect to be happier spending money on themselves. Ironically, the final results prove otherwise. I guess this makes sense though since we do need at least some money to live, but once we have enough to give, we will be happier.
What are your thoughts about this?