Gratitude


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Gratitude, thankfulness or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus meaning “pleasing” or “thankful”, is a feeling of appreciation (or similar positive response) felt by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, to the giver of said gifts. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several worlds religions. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, and continues to engage contemporary philosophers.