Gratitude is a weird word. It’s something that middle-aged ladies of a woo-woo bent tend to throw around too much.* It can be almost a guilt trip: Hey, asshole, how dare you be depressed? You need more gratitude for what you have, First World Problematic scumbag!
On the other hand, “gratitude” expresses a fundamental process and alert, positive state of being. It implies that hey, you’re awake, you’re noticing what’s … READ MORE