I heard that gratitude is a key element of a good life. And what is the point of living longer if life isn’t any good? Here is an excellent TedTalk that unexpectedly gave me a sense of gratitude, as well as hope for the future. It isn’t about gratitude, but I hope you like it.
Yes - a ton of research that practicing gratitude regularly is very good for mood and mental health:
This is Water by David Foster Wallace
I have listen to this 100+ times
When Giving is All We Have by Alberto Rios
Let me practice that.
Thank you for the post.
Have a high school buddy who is an inveterate complainer on the chat group. Another classmate replied:
“Did you wake up this morning? So what are you complaining about?”
Great thread, thank you!
I watched about 90% of this but nowhere did it mention gratitude, even though gratitude is indeed a positive when it comes to our wellbeing. What I got from it though was, I would force every liberal that lives today in western world to watch it, since everything they believe in is contra to what this guy is saying.
The person who wrote this was Max Ehrmann.Many year before any of us where born.
Was referring to the first video link not the poem.
I like to combine Thanksgiving with the Day of Atonement. We all have much to be grateful for and something to atone for.
Ah - yes, Arthur Brooks is more focused not directly related on gratitude, more about happiness. But this seemed to be a thread with related topics.
Move along, nothing to see here.
Yes, let’s stay longevity focused.
Guys - we’re focused on longevity here. Please, lets keep the conversation on the topics at hand. If you want to go discuss politics, etc - there are plenty of websites that focus on that and I encourage you to take those conversations there