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We know from research that one of the reasons that experiences make you happier than material goods is that it is easier to compare the value of a material good to others (which is negative) but harder to compare experiences (positive). Do you think one of the reasons that social media is so detrimental to our happiness is that it gives us access to other peoples experiences in a way that we never had before, therefore making it easier to compare our experiences to others? Especially given that the way other peoples experiences are represented in social media is likely in a much more glorified way than they actually happen.