Material Wealth and the Pursuit of Happiness

In today’s society, we are constantly bombarded with advertising telling us what to buy, how to feel, and who we should be like. Coupled with the widespread use and effects of social media, it has been shown to lead to depression and other mental illnesses. In this podcast, we explore how materialism affects the happiness of all of us, as well as how we may want to change.
Further Reading:
“The High Praise of Materialism” by Tim Kasser: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/high-price-materialism
Wealth Inequality: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/inequality-virus
Social Media and Mental Health: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02673843.2019.1590851
Causes and Effects of gambling addiction: https://www.responsiblegambling.org/for-the-public/about-gambling/the-science-behind-gambling/

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