The same person from before had recently asked me "What are three things that you're grateful for?" I said that I was grateful for the strength and faith to go on in life. She told me to be more detailed.
I immediately found something wrong with this, having to sit and search my life for certain material objects to be grateful for.
I first said "a roof over my head", but then I thought about the people who didn't have that as well as much less. I expressed this and she told me that they weren't my concern. So my material blessings are the only things that matter? Do the homeless and family-less have nothing to be thankful for since they don't have the things that I have? I told her that I think what she said was superficial (which I also suspect she doesn't really have a correct definition for in her head). Being thankful to God does cannot stand solely in the fact that my mother still lives, or that I have a home. They are blessings, but not the important ones. Those things can come and go.
Of course, some people with much less of a material standing than me do throw God away, and there are some that are quite happy where they are at in life, regardless of it being difficult to earn/keep a living. It's what they're thankful for that we all should be thankful for (secularly and religiously), which is the strength and faith to go on in life, regardless of whether the dynamics work for or against us.
Anyway, I tried explaining this to her, but of course, she didn't listen. She tried rephrasing the question: "No, no, if you want to talk about how bad things are for people and how life sucks and stuff, I listen. But for right now, I'm asking you what you're personally thankful for." This rectified nothing.
I suppose she had a hard time trying to fit my answer (strength and faith) into her own brand of thinking, which was probably quite difficult since it didn't fit in with whatever illogic she made up for herself.