Be Real: Resist the Commodification of Gratitude

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I live in constant gratitude and yet I’m utterly jaded by the constant demand for gratitude by our good vibes only culture. That’s not how gratitude works.

If you are not grateful for all the experiences in your life, yes, even the horrific ones, then you are employing a saccharine and commodified gratitude practice. Cherry-picking the life experiences to be grateful for is an…