My parents came all the way out from California this weekend to spend some time with me and see what the campus is like, but mainly to do my laundry and buy me things for my room.
Anyway, the laundry ended up making my life easier, but what I didn't realize was how many things they were going to buy for me/bring for me. My room is much more decorated, I have more lights, I have a blender, I have a printer, I have a fridge, and my wardrobe is now expansive. Anyway, this is a great oppurtunity for a case study. Will these "material" possessions, things that I have proven I could live without (as I have been doing it for a month), make me happier?
Results to come in a few weeks, along with my thoughts. I will try to be an unbiased as possible and to analyze the situation from as objective of a viewpoint as possible, but I must admit that I would prefer to be happy than not to be happy. It should be interesting.