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
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.
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.