“Why do people think Thanksgiving is all about eating turkey, Papa?” Hudson remarked. Our inquisitive little man looked into my eyes with a concerned gaze as his giant bowl of oatmeal grew cold.
“Well Hudson, most people know the basic story of Thanksgiving Day as a piece of history. But, today, many don’t seem to think about why we celebrate this holiday and specifically to whom we are giving thanks.” I responded.
“Yeah, Papa… I know what Thanksgiving is all about. And it’s NOT about turkey!” Hudson declared with a professorial tone….
…many of us adults (and teens, too) have a monster we rather like to coddle and feed on a regular basis. His name? Harry Ego Monster. Or perhaps her name is Penelope Popularity Monster. Parker Pride Monster? Take your pick.
In the age of social media you and I are easily entrapped into feeding this insidious monster. We begin to, perhaps, subconsciously act on this line of thinking: