Because I Said So: Is gratitude the missing character trait in Millennials

Because I Said So: Is gratitude the missing character trait in Millennials

We’ve all been there. The 10-year-old opens a birthday gift, scowls and thrusts it aside saying, “That’s not the one I wanted.”

The gift giver is either hurt or angry, depending on temperament. The parents are embarrassed and mumble something to the child about saying thank you.

Ungratefulness is almost a hallmark of millennials, who have been called “Generation Spoiled” in some publications.

 Two psychologists have just written a book after seven years of  research that shows gratitude is one of the most important character traits for getting along in the world and being successful, and that it is a trait that can and must be taught.

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