They discuss the staggering frequency of commercials in daily life, how it’s easier to avoid than resist the temptation to shop, and the convincing argument that money and possessions don’t make people any happier.
Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:33] Interview with Dr. James Roberts
— [00:45] According to science, happiness doesn’t increase with spending or owning things
— [04:16] The media encourages us to shop, and it’s effective
— [05:12] Instead of being frugal or wasteful, try to be unconflicted
— [07:10] Commercials, product placements and unrealistic portrayals of life
— [09:48] Credit cards make you overestimate your available wealth
— [12:12] Perceived obsolescence
— [15:31] Several ways to avoid temptation instead of resisting it
— [21:39] Convince yourself that money and possessions won’t make you happier
We always welcome feedback from listeners. If you have any comments for this episode or for any other, or if you have suggestions for future episodes, please leave us comments here or email us at podcast at this domain name.
Theme music by Mindcube.