By Diana Hsieh
What is the purpose of exchanging gifts during the holidays? To me, gift exchanges seem meaningless: they're a waste of time and money. What am I missing?My Answer, In Brief: The practicing of gift exchange can be deeply meaningful, as a way of revealing your knowledge and affection for another person, as well as integrating your lives. If instead you're feeling burdened and unseen, then it's time to change your practices.
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A podcast of the full episode – where I answered questions on right to work laws, deception in a crisis, philosophy versus psychology, the value of gift exchanges, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 16 December 2012.
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