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Black Friday is coming and the internet, just like every year, has been lit up by outraged employees, so-called activists, anti-establishment types, holiday traditionalists, and so many more detailing how no one should shop on Black Friday, or especially Thanksgiving.
Ideally, we would be cognizant enough of the need that exists in our communities—for children, for veterans, for the homeless and the hungry, for the disadvantaged—because the circumstances through which most people find themselves in a position of need are generally out of their control.
Every year, thousands flock to retail stores to get their hands on a fantastic deal. The lines between need and want blur away as the shopping lists are checked off, check-out lines grow longer and longer, people get angrier, and retail staff try to stay out of the fray.