gratefulness

This is a partial summary of The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels (2012-05-29). Random House, Inc.

Here’s a common objection to being grateful. Many of us are actually afraid to be happy. We are afraid we’ll stop bettering ourselves if we’re content or grateful. This is our culture moving us along naturally.

Some are willing to be called lazy in order to hang on to their worries rather than to show or feel gratefulness. (Grateful for what?!)

Yet, gratefulness brings with it positive changes.

Behind the objections to gratefulness lies a dark, pessimistic view of human beings: that we’re lazy and can only be roused to move forward by threats to our survival. In essence, this is teaching we’re motivated only by the adrenaline released when we’re scared.

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