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Should we buy experiences instead of things?

By Duff McDuffee on December 9th, 2013 1

On this special Christmas episode, Duff asks deep questions about consumerism and happiness.

Many people these days are focusing on buying experiences instead of things. But don’t we buy things because they give us experiences? And aren’t things a better buy in terms of experiences than purchasing experiences directly? Also, why are we even asking this question instead of broader questions about happiness, meaning, and ethics?

Duff rants and raves for 10 minutes on these topics. Press play to listen now:

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