3 Myths About Gratitude

JT - Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward

Professor Robert Emmons has done quite a lot of the well know research on gratitude. In this 8.36min clip, Professor Emmons discusses the challenges or myths about gratitude.

3 Myths About Gratitude

3 challenges or myths about gratitude discussed are –

  • gratitude being just another form of positive thinking,
  • gratitude stripping people of initiative and possibly leading to complacency, and
  • how it is impossible to be grateful in the midst of suffering.

Real obstacles to gratitude are also discussed, including –

  • pervasive negativity,
  • a sense of entitlement, and
  • people who are suffering.

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