27 min

Capitalism's Coercions Sustainable Minimalists

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Capitalism has coerced us into thinking about contentment in terms of possessions, and many of us accumulate both stuff and money in hopes of living happier. But time and time again research finds that happiness is actually found in places that are notoriously free: in getting good sleep, in nurturing quality relationships, and in giving, to name a few.
Today I bring you an interview with podcaster Julia Szpor. Julia and I discuss the latest science-backed findings into how each of us can live happier in a culture that glorifies consumption.
 
Here's a preview:
[10:30] Do genetics come into play when discussing happiness?
[11:15] The Number One way to teach yourself to overcome Negativity Bias
[15:15] Letting go of expectations for greater well-being
[19:45] What science says about spending money on others
[22:00] Why thinking critically about the 5 people you spend the most time with is worth the effort
[24:00] Where you should *actually* spend your money for long term happiness
 
Resources mentioned:
Box Giver
 
* Want more episodes like this one? Check out #074: How To Live Large By Living With Less.
* Watch the extended (and lightly edited) version of this episode on YouTube.
* Join our (free!) community here.
* Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Pinterest.
 
Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content

Capitalism has coerced us into thinking about contentment in terms of possessions, and many of us accumulate both stuff and money in hopes of living happier. But time and time again research finds that happiness is actually found in places that are notoriously free: in getting good sleep, in nurturing quality relationships, and in giving, to name a few.
Today I bring you an interview with podcaster Julia Szpor. Julia and I discuss the latest science-backed findings into how each of us can live happier in a culture that glorifies consumption.
 
Here's a preview:
[10:30] Do genetics come into play when discussing happiness?
[11:15] The Number One way to teach yourself to overcome Negativity Bias
[15:15] Letting go of expectations for greater well-being
[19:45] What science says about spending money on others
[22:00] Why thinking critically about the 5 people you spend the most time with is worth the effort
[24:00] Where you should *actually* spend your money for long term happiness
 
Resources mentioned:
Box Giver
 
* Want more episodes like this one? Check out #074: How To Live Large By Living With Less.
* Watch the extended (and lightly edited) version of this episode on YouTube.
* Join our (free!) community here.
* Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Pinterest.
 
Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content

27 min