Gratefulness When Everyone Owes Everyone Anyway


I was thinking about how I value living one's life in a way that exudes a sense of general gratitude and indebtedness to all fellow humans, but this seems to conflict with my other belief that we all owe each other everything anyway.
Like the shirt that Mount Eerie references in No Flashlight that says "I like thanksgiving because everything is my mother."
But if we all deserve all the help that anyone can give us and it is all of our responsibility to help each other out, then being so grateful all the time doesn't really make sense. or does it?
post comments please.