Couchsurfing is all about sharing moments, being curious, staying open, and leaving things better than you found them. And now science proves that experiences like this hold the key to our happiness! While accumulating stuff might give people short-term bursts of energy, relating to other people and sharing adventures produces better results where contentment is concerned long-term.
In other words, spending money on (having) is less valuable than spending money on (doing). For example, spending money on plane tickets to travel will lead to longer term happiness than, say, buying a new outfit or even a car.
From a recent article in FastCoExist, …