There’s been a lot of buzz around the internets lately about how TOUCHING money helps make your pain go away. Something about money giving people a sense of self-sufficiency and making them less likely to ask for help.
I’m not sure how you go about proving that, but it seems to be working for a certain Kathleen Vohs – a consumer psychologist at the University of Minnesota. Here’s a clip from their website:
“In her study, Vohs had one group of subjects count cash and another slips of paper. Soon after, she asked all the subjects to dip their hands in very hot water and rate the pain they felt. Those who had just counted cash rated their pain as significantly less than those who counted the paper.”
Who knew?! Well, as shocking as it may sound, I knew it all along boys and girls ;) Why do you think I caress my body w/ $100 bills before I go to bed every night? Or before I walk into work? Cuz it feels GOOD baby! Gets me all confident & sexy feeling too, haha…nah, I’m crazy but not *that* crazy.
Still though, I’ve always believed thinking about and looking at money made me happy. Not in some maniacal Scrooge McDuck kinda way, but more in the sense of getting me motivated and feeling like I can accomplish things faster. Why do you think I bought that Currency Album the other month? ;) Actually, I wonder if coin and money collectors are always jubilant then? Cuz THAT would be awesome…and I’d have to add it to my list of top 10 jobs to try out too.
But whether all this can be proven or not it doesn’t really matter. If shifting through the Benjamins makes you smile more and eases whatever pain is hurtin’ ya, I say keep on keeping on brotha! There are far worse things in life than surrounding yourself with money. Maybe good ol’ Snoop Dogg was on to something?
Fore more info on these studies, click here.