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Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
11-26-2016, 04:14 AM
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Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
Why is it so Hard to feel Gratitude?

November 24, 2016


I've been meaning to write a few words about gratitude, and here it is Thanksgiving in the US.

What better time?

Have you noticed that no matter how poor people are, anywhere in the world, they are all engaged in a desperate scramble for survival?

No matter how bad their life is, they want more of it.

This survival instinct is mirrored by all people no matter their material status.

Life must be pretty good if people cling to it so tenaciously.

However, if we compare the time and energy we devote to ensuring our survival with the time and energy we spend feeling grateful for life; well, there's no comparison.

I doubt if we spend 1/10th of one percent of our energy feeling grateful for the thing we love some much that we dedicate the other 99.9% of our energy to maintain.

Part of the reason is that we don't know whom to thank because the Illuminati have stolen God. God is the power that gave us the gift of life.

Thank you God!

Not only do we not feel gratitude, we devote a ton of energy to being actively ungrateful.

I'm pretty comfortable but there is a hardly a day that goes by that I don't rue some investment decision I didn't made 20 years ago.
Enough is always a little more than what one has.


So I guess Thanksgiving is a time to think about the glass half-full rather than half-empty, a time to think of what's right instead of what's wrong.

And while many have been traumatized by the US election, we can be grateful that we still have democracy and a large measure of freedom. Let's not take that for granted either.

Those who know, know! Big Grin
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11-26-2016, 04:15 AM
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RE: Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
nice little mini essay however those who talk about gratitude too much often times have ulterior motives.

it's something you feel. you can't talk about it too much
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11-27-2016, 02:49 PM
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08-08-2021, 12:22 AM
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Good thread.

I remember a councilor at a Christian drug rehab talking about this. He said that when addicts first got clean they were so happy and grateful to God. Then over time they often stopped being grateful and took things for granted and would complain more. Remember where you came from.

I think it's good to help out in homeless shelters and rehab centers. It helps keep you humble and shows you how bad it could really be. Stay grateful for what you have.
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08-08-2021, 01:34 AM
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Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
(08-08-2021 12:22 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  .
Good thread.

I remember a councilor at a Christian drug rehab talking about this. He said that when addicts first got clean they were so happy and grateful to God. Then over time they often stopped being grateful and took things for granted and would complain more. Remember where you came from.

I think it's good to help out in homeless shelters and rehab centers. It helps keep you humble and shows you how bad it could really be. Stay grateful for what you have.


Yes we get teached to always strive for better. Better isn’t good enough.. Society keeps this mirror in front of us and this way we keep selling ourselves out to commerce and kapitalism

The balance is gone between the materialistic world and spiritual world I.e. be happy with what you achieved rather then what you got


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08-08-2021, 06:05 AM
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Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
A friend of mine had cancer and thought he was done for. He just knew it. He told me after he beat it there was nothing in the world that could get him down. That feeling of having a second lease on life.

He said it took about a year to start getting mad about things like running out of hot water in the shower, that type of stuff.

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09-05-2021, 11:52 AM
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Our old human nature coming back to haunt us.
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09-05-2021, 06:57 PM
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RE: Henry Makow: Why is it so hard to feel grateful?
(08-08-2021 06:05 AM)Albino el Mamba Wrote:  A friend of mine had cancer and thought he was done for. He just knew it. He told me after he beat it there was nothing in the world that could get him down. That feeling of having a second lease on life.

He said it took about a year to start getting mad about things like running out of hot water in the shower, that type of stuff.

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Yes. Trauma , near death experiences, can lead to people feeling more gratitude and awakening, but generally these are not permanent effects.

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