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The Chronically Dissatisfied: Making the Connection Between Gratitude and Well-Being

The Chronically Dissatisfied: Making the Connection Between Gratitude and Well-Being
It’s no secret that unhappy or sullen people tend to focus on the negative side of life. If you are dissatisfied with everything and never see the bright side, then it’s obviously hard to recognize that there’s anything to be grateful for. Many will be familiar with the type: no matter what you do for the chronically dissatisfied, they are never appreciative. Eventually you give up expecting in return for your efforts and count yourself lucky if you receive a perfunctory “thank you.” It seems obvious that if everything seems like doom and gloom then you will have trouble summoning ...
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Making Sense Of Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation refers to members of a larger, wealthier, and more powerful group taking ideas, art, and artifacts from people of a historically oppressed and marginalized group. It is important to put it this way because the words “cultural appropriation” confuse and mislead people about the issues involved in this act. The exchanges, influences, and fusions that occur between different cultures constitute a natural phenomenon that cannot be stopped. As a black American writer and reader of books, I not only read Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, but also Leo Tolstoy, ...
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