Good Thanksgiving reads

From Arthur C. Brooks in the NYT: “Evidence suggests that we can actively choose to practice gratitude — and that doing so raises our happiness. … This Thanksgiving, don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel it.”

Update, a couple days later:

Another good one, this from E.J. Dionne: “Thanksgiving is about gratitude, which is a disposition, a virtue and a way of thinking all at once. … Gratitude requires the swift, the strong, the wise, the wealthy, the brilliant and the learned (or those whom the world recognizes as such) to beware of their temptation to arrogance.”

Last, this from longtime blog favorite Indexed:

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