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All of these are now "things," living entities with loud voices each demanding a piece of us.
Remember when the holiday was called "Thanksgiving"? All we were asked to spend was time together with family and friends. We ate and laughed, played games and took walks, rested gratefully in the knowledge of a few days of rest and companionship.
If, during the week of Thanksgiving, you sacrificed yourself to the TV, the computer or your smart phone, you might never know that Thanksgiving is a "thing" as well. We've replaced is with a week of commercial frenzy, providing the sustenance necessary to fuel our shopping.
When did door-busting become an acceptable activity?