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lil  ·  2206 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Happy Thanksgiving Hubski, what are you thankful for this year?  ·  

I'm grateful for science.

I'm grateful for being alive now and for all the shoulders we stand on to have the human rights we have. I'm grateful to those who continue to work towards human rights and equal opportunity for all. We're not there yet.

I'm grateful for the ability and freedom to question all dogma, including self-created and self-imposed dogma - how do I know what I know? What assumptions and mythologies do I subscribe to?

I'm grateful, so grateful, for opportunities I have to give, work, think, write, engage, encounter, debate, share, support, love.

I'm grateful for hubski, our little corner of the internet and the lovely team that keeps it going.

I'm grateful for having other humans to love and to feel loved by them. I often think that love and gratefulness are actually different words for the same thing. A little while back, I wrote this:

"Saying "I love you" is our way of showing gratitude. What you mean is that in the presence of the romantic partner you feel smarter and more beautiful than with anyone else. You feel connected and alive and worthy. You are so grateful to the other person for co-creating the situation where those feelings emerge that you are overwhelmed with a gratefulness that you call love."