The Current | Dec 23, 2011 | 21:59

The Giving of Gratitude

Psychologists have been studying gratitude and its effects on those of us who feel it and then go on to express it. And these researchers are finding that an attitude of gratitude leads to a greater satisfaction with life and to kinder behaviour toward others. That's not to diminish the value of outrage. Outrage can change the world. And no one is saying gratitude can change the world, but perhaps it can grease the cogs and gears in such a way as to make everything turn a little more smoothly.

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