There is something called the novelty effect. It’s when you get something new. It is fun. It is exciting. After some time, those feelings fade away. It either becomes a thing you use as a tool or disregard and toss out your life.
After experiencing this with a few things, whether it be a fancy sports car or private jet, the novelty effect will die out after a few months. Then it’ll just be another thing you have.
So if you’re basing happiness on items and things, then that happiness will fade away as well. Instead, find happiness from within. By finding happiness from within, it will last a lifetime.
Originally posted of Quora.