Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
The material–experience paradox
The research promoting experiences over things
One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation. We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them." People often think spending money on an experience is not as wise an investment as spending it on a material possession... But in reality we remember experiences long afterward, and we also enjoy the anticipation of having an experience more than the anticipation of owning a possession.