The Gratitude Trap

Faithe J Day
6 min readSep 12, 2023
Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash

Recently, I started an iPhone note document titled “The Words,” filled with all the words I hear so often that I hate them. This list includes the usual offenders, words like “mindfulness” and “community,” which have become so overused in the culture that they are almost meaningless. But my least favorite word of the moment, which has become the subject of multiple internal arguments, is “gratitude.”

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Faithe J Day

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