First: It’s a mistake to think just because experiences end doesn’t mean the pleasure they provide does.
The opposite is true, at least with intense experiences. They seem to provide more happiness than the purchase of material things.
Second: The satisfaction you have with the purchase of material goods isn’t directly related to happiness. You may feel the purchase of a house or a boat or a car was a good one. But it might not add a drop of happiness to your life.
Third: The amount of money you spend on an experience has nothing to do with the amount of happiness you draw from it. Many experiences that cost nothing can produce abundant, lifelong dividends.
To have a rich life, you need a rich mind.
And the rich mind recognizes spending money on things will not automatically add to its lifetime store of happiness. It prefers to spend money on experiences… recognizing very little money needs to be spent.
It also recognizes when money is spent on a material object, that object can bring happiness… if it’s used and enjoyed over time.