“Cultivating the emotion of gratitude” is better than trying to exercise will power when trying to avoid impulsive buying, according to psychologist David DeSteno in his recent N Y Time’s piece “How to Avoid the Impulsive Buy. Gratitude has many rich advantages as this video from the Transformative Teachers collection suggests. A co-production of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT with WGBH on PBS Learning Media, the collection is a learning
and teaching tool for young children. The Transformative Teachers Collection is designed to catalyze reflections and conversations around some of the fundamental human values. This program is part of The Center’s Young Peace Leaders and Compassionate Young Leaders initiatives.
You can also read more of David DeSteno’s Time’s article.