In just a few days Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. Ironically, the holiday does little to reinforce either the position of thankfulness, nor a posture of giving. Instead it serves as the home stretch to wrap up a yearlong messaging of overconsumption – which is another way of saying do ‘too much’.
The problem with a constant indulgence with ‘too much’ is that we don’t train ourselves to turn it off. ‘Too much’ has become the American way. We work too much, we eat too much, those with little spend too much, and those with excess keep too much.
If you’re going to do ‘too much’ here are a few things worth over consuming on in the upcoming year. It’s not exhaustive list, feel free to add on.
- Try spending too much time with family or a loved one
- Try giving too much to someone in need
- Try saying I love you too much
- Spend too much time on a project that will make your block, town, state, or world a better place.