The shortcoming of pandemic gratitude

Shounak Bagchi
6 min readNov 25, 2020

What we’re doing wrong and how to be authentically thankful

Photo by Morvanic Lee on Unsplash

Amidst the pandemic, so many of us have been encouraged to express gratitude.

The belief is that this emotion properly resets our value system for the better, helps us understand what matters most, and powers us through dread. Gratitude promoters tell us that showing appreciation for what we have curtails our…