Minyanville: Giving Thanks!

By Todd Harrison  NOV 21, 2012 9:00 AM

Gratitude is latitude as we edge toward 2013.



Editor's Note: Todd posts his vibes in real time each day on our Buzz & Banter.

It should never take something bad to make you realize how good you have it. Given the painful strain the last few years, it’s time to reflect upon the wisdom of gratitude and the blessing of perspective as we officially edge into the holiday stretch.

With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my blessings, some of which have little to do with the financial markets but all of which are food for thought.

In no particular order:
There’s no denying that we live in difficult times; with under-employment running rampant and societal acrimony on the prowl, it’s easy to point fingers, place blame, and yearn for what we want rather than appreciate what we’ve got.  

Each of us is uniquely blessed to be in a position to affect a positive outcome; that is not to be squandered, and time is of the essence. 
Society is a sum of the parts and as part of society, it’s not only our right to question the status quo, it’s our responsibility to improve the world through a healthy and proactive process.

That doesn’t mean we should grab a pitchfork and vilify our leaders—and it doesn’t mean authorities should respond with riot gear and batons—it simply means we should be heard, for there is strength in numbers and unity in benevolence. 

And that, my friends, is something we should all be thankful for. 

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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at todd@minyanville.com.

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