Encyclopedia of Things We Lost Forever – Day 11: Gratitude

Banksy for the Wimp: Encyclopedia of Things We Lost Forever


Our societies live in the belief that there has to be constant growth. Even stagnation is frowned upon. Decline is a catastrophe that needs to be avoided at all costs. When you are raised in this belief it is hard to look at what you got, look at what you just accomplished, look at what you were just given and simply appreciate it. There is always a better. There is always a more. And we deem to see it in others around us all the time.

We globalized that belief with everything else we globalized. We see it in people who come to us – but with a much greater desperation because they come from nothing and think they are late to the race.

Constant growth isn’t naturally. You can’t create something from nothing. It’s like the alchemists belief gone wild. All we do without gratitude is making ourselves unhappy and creating the next bubble that will burst.