Subjective Well-Being

Personal Peace through Frugality? Why Less May Be More

In his recent book, “The Wisdom of Frugality,” author Emerys Westacott explores the history of philosophers and their motivations for living a simpler, more frugal lifestyle. In addition, Westcott dives into the psychological underpinnings that may lie behind those decisions. In the current era of “conspicuous consumption”—a phrase made famous by American sociologist Thornstein Veblen—we […]