Why Gratitude Enhances Well-Being: What We Know, What We Need to Know

@inproceedings{Emmons2010WhyGE,
  title={Why Gratitude Enhances Well-Being: What We Know, What We Need to Know},
  author={Robert A Emmons and Anjali Mishra},
  year={2010}
}
Gratitude is held in high esteem by virtually everyone, at all times, in all places. From ancient religious scriptures through modern social science research, gratitude is advanced as a desirable human characteristic with the capacity for making life better for oneself and for others. Though gratitude is associated with pleasantness and highly desirable life outcomes, it is certainly not an easy or automatic response to life situations. Resentment and entitlement often seem to come naturally… 

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