Is it selfishness to expect people to appreciate what we've done?

@manong05 (5030)
Philippines
October 22, 2009 8:47am CST
I know there are people who are not good in saying thank you and there are also those who are quick to say those words, quicker than the blink of an eye. The point however is, is there something wrong in expecting people to appreciate or thank us? What if they didn't appreciate? Any idea?
3 responses
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
22 Oct 09
i usually say thank you when someone helps me, regardless. nothing wrong in expecting it, cause if they don't your most likely not going to want to help them again. it does seem like they don't appreciate what you've done for them, but then again you may also be able to show appreciation in a different way. like if it was a really big favor you could have them over for tea/dinner.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes, appreciation can be expressed in many different ways other than merely saying the word thank you. The most important thing is people will know that they are appreciated. enjoy life!
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
22 Oct 09
If we do something for others we usually hope to get appreciated for the work. It lifts the moral and gives us confidence. There is nothing wrong in that. A simple 'Thanks' is a great appreciation for someone's hard work.Everybody likes others to acknowledge their work.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I agree. A simple thanks is a great booster of morale and confidence and it goes a long way in deepening the friendship. cheers!
@Craicha (801)
22 Oct 09
theres some people they do appreciate but dnt say or tell how they appreciated it..and there some people that saying thank you but actually dnt mean it..what so ever.................so what if people dnt appreciate your good doing its okay as long for you you did the right thing and thats impt.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes there are several ways how people express their appreciation, some are not good with words but they certainly make the person feel that what they've done are well appreciated. thanks Craicha.