Ultimately, Thanksgiving has been an excuse for stores to make loads of money and for consumers to spend loads of cash on all different kinds of gadgets. The transition from Thanksgiving dinner to Black Friday is not only nonexistent, but it is horrendous and disgraceful. Americans all over the country race into the mall and shove people out of the way because G-d forbid somebody gets to the last flat screen tv before them. I think the definition of thankful has taken a turn for the worst. No longer are we thankful for the value of life, but we are thankful for the fact that we can go out on Thanksgiving night and buy a new futon for our dorm for 75% off! No longer do we look forward to using this day of the year to solely cherish the time with our families, but to contemplate how we are going to navigate through all of the overwhelming Black Friday deals. Isn’t it just ironic how this happens like lightning after we spend a day being thankful for what we already have?
Trust me, coming from a shopaholic, I understand. Those jeans are going to make your butt look super good and they are 50% off. You can go get that Apple watch and rock it for a steal. I am not necessarily saying you are a terrible person for enjoying super good deals. But, I am trying to highlight that Thanksgiving can still be “hype” even without loads and loads of shopping. What are some things you are thankful for this Thanksgiving?