Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

It’s Thanksgiving today in this part of North America (the Canadians had theirs last month [rfmcdpei]). Our Thanksgiving dinner has been postponed to tomorrow evening, which makes today more a day of reflection than of gluttony, not a bad thing at all.

I saw the YouTube video of the Helsinki Complaints Choir yesterday, as linked from insanecats.com, and it set the mood for today. Most of us in the developed world, and the middle classes of emerging market economies, really live in abundance, relative to our ancestors or to most of the rest of the world. The video made me smile – the seriousness of the facial expression of the choir members really made a point: of what importance is our personal complaints, when compared to the important things in life?

Here’s the video for those who have not seen it:

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