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What's the Point of Giving Thanks?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I contacted a number of experts in the field of gratitude and asked them "What's the point of giving thanks?" Their answers appear in The Morning News today.

Posted on November 21, 2007 to Elsewhere





Comments

is the link borked for anyone else?

Posted by: Andrew on November 21, 2007 9:29 AM

Borked in my feed reader, apparently fine here.

Posted by: Pete on November 21, 2007 9:34 AM

Do I get to be the first person to snark that Thanksgiving is the *fourth* Thursday in November?

Posted by: Chris Nelson on November 21, 2007 10:28 AM

Thank you for doing that research. There, I fucking said it, okay? Jesus.

Posted by: braine on November 21, 2007 10:52 AM

I'm grateful that you gave me something thoughtful and heartwarming to read today. And hey! I just realized "gratitude" is "great" + "attitude" only with crappy spelling.

Posted by: lisa on November 21, 2007 11:38 AM

For me, you nailed in in line 4, except that I get a 5 day weekend.

Posted by: Hans on November 21, 2007 1:27 PM

Why do cats purr? They're saying, "hey, thanks for the rub!" If you know that they appreciate it, you'll rub them more. Really, why do we need generations of philosophers and scientists to figure this out?

Great & timely article. I appreciate the attention to both points: lost holidays & lost thanks.

Posted by: Daddy Sherpa on November 21, 2007 6:19 PM

I swear to god, I was planning on being a Sexy Ben Bernanke this Halloween. Then I spotted the Sexy General Pervez Musharraf costume at the store and knew my search was over.

Posted by: Rebecca on November 21, 2007 8:17 PM

Every year we give thanks to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving the Injuns weaker immune systems and primitive weapons. With their cultural inferiority, we, the proud members of the Protestant Christian White Race, could never have raped and conquered our way across the continent.

Fuckin Jews.

Posted by: Jesus Tryptophan on November 22, 2007 9:30 AM

Nice article. Thanks!

Posted by: Dag H°idahl on November 23, 2007 3:13 AM

I'm thankful for Defective Yeti.

Posted by: LAN3 on November 24, 2007 8:39 PM