Healthy Woman - - BODY & SOUL -

the back even be­fore you open the present. What may seem as harm­less jolly Christ­mas de­meanour masks a de­ceiv­ingly self­ish pur­suit to prove that they know you. They end up fo­cus­ing on who they think you are in­stead of on what you ac­tu­ally like. And that kind of ego mon­ster can’t be stopped. It’s safe to say that they value that gift more than their re­cip­i­ent ever will.


Coal Level: Mild In­stead of get­ting you that ex­pen­sive trin­ket you’ve been hint­ing about all year, they’ll make a do­na­tion to a con­ser­vancy or hu­man rights project in your name. They may even give you the re­ceipt as a keep­sake for the good you’ve done in the world. It’s a beau­ti­ful ges­ture but if you’re re­ally be­ing hon­est, you also re­ally wish that trin­ket was given with the re­ceipt. Which makes you feel even guiltier for be­ing so self­ish.

Can’t we all go back to writ­ing Christ­mas lists to Santa and avoid this mess?

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