Morning Jolt: Looking for Gratitude in an Ungracious World

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Good luck with your Thanksgiving travels today; if you're on I-95 North between Fairfax County, Va., and Bucks County, Pa., get out of the left lane. This is the last Jolt until next Monday. On the menu today: a couple of thoughts on gratitude in 2021 America and why you don't really need to tell your relatives that they're wrong about politics this year; contemplating what actually makes people happy and satisfied with life; and a grab-bag of observations about the state of the country and the world.

Gratitude in 2021

Yesterday's front page of USA Today offered a sweet sentiment:

"COVID-19 was all about death," says Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley. "This recovery is about a renewed feeling of survival, a gratefulness for backyard barbecues, religious services, or listening to live music. It's a time of gratitude."

Then again . . . does it feel like "a time of gratitude"? Maybe if we remove the "gr" and add a second ...

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Looking for Gratitude in an Ungracious World

Good luck with your Thanksgiving travels today; if you're on I-95 North between Fairfax County, Va., and Bucks County, Pa., get out of the left lane. This is the last Jolt until next Monday. On the menu today: a couple of thoughts on gratitude in 2021 America and why you don't really need to tell your relatives that they're wrong about politics this year; contemplating what actually makes people happy and satisfied with life; and a grab-bag of observations about the state of the country and the world.

Gratitude in 2021

Yesterday's front page of USA Today offered a sweet sentiment:

"COVID-19 was all about death," says Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley. "This recovery is about a renewed feeling of survival, a gratefulness for backyard barbecues, religious services, or listening to live music. It's a time of gratitude."

Then again . . . does it feel like "a time of gratitude"? Maybe if we remove the "gr" and add a second ...   READ MORE

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