The Ghastly Grinding Demand of Imposed Gratitude

Julia E Hubbel
Nov 27, 2020 · 6 min read
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I’m tired of being told I should be thankful. Are you?

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When do we have the wisdom to be grateful for life’s shitshows?

For if I am only grateful when things go well, I will never do true Goddess work.

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Sure you do. Any time you succeed, how easy is it to give thanks, when the entire stadium is on its feet just for you?

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Good.

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