Minyanville: Giving Thanks!

By Todd Harrison  NOV 27, 2013 10:56 AM

Gratitude and Latitude as we edge toward 2014.

 


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

They say it should never take something bad to make you realize you’ve got it good. Given the social and political tensions 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 count several 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 tough times; with under-employment 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.  
 
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.

R.P.

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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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