Is it hard to say thanks to anyone ?
October 9, 2012 9:44am CST
I am attending a motivational seminar currently. Today the motivator shared some good points, he said be thankful to every person who has done something good for you. He also said that saying thanks to anyone is very hard because we have to leave our ego to say thanks to anyone. We have to accept that he/she is superior than us so we thank that person. What do you say ?
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9 Oct 12
I think that it can sometimes be hard to thank people if you don't feel completely comfortable with them, but you should always thank somebody if they have done something to help you. I have been helped several times by people who I don't really like because of my job, and I always found it hard to be able to thank them because of my feelings about them. But I always tried to be the bigger person and say what needed to be said, because then nobody would ever be able to accuse me of being ungrateful.
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct 12
It depends on the person. For me not difficult because it's my attitude to say thank your to everybody even I am the one who give something to others. Some person find it hard to bend their knee I mean to lower down their pride, they are thinking as superior to others.
13 Oct 12
I don't think that showing our gratitude to the person who has helped us in anyway means that we accept that he/she is being superior to us. Thanking someone is just a way to express our appreciation for the effort that someone put up to assist us. It has nothing to do with ability or superiority. It is true that for some people, it is hard to say thank you. But it should not be that way. When the time comes for showing our gratitude, we should just follow our heart and express it. Don't let your ego prevent you from doing what you really want to do.
• Pune, India
13 Oct 12
Hi, What your motivator said is absolutely right. We should be thankful to every person who has done something good for us. For some people it is very hard to say thank you because their ego is hurt by saying this. When someone helps us we should be grateful to him and we should show gratitude by saying thank you to him.
10 Oct 12
hi there rajesh_111, your seminar motivator is really right, that there are some people who find it hard to say "thank you" towards their fellow. and just to add up on this, often times, other people do also find it hard to say the word "please". those two phrases are the most neglect lines nowadays. even they are important, people tend to neglect saying those towards their fellow. perhaps because of a pride.
10 Oct 12
Saying Thank You is like a part of my normal daily conversations. I say thank you to tricycle drivers, salesladies, cashiers, and all other whom I owe good services from.. I think even the simplest thank you can make make their day. It will make them less tired and feel as if their doing a good job.. So always say thank you and touch lives...
10 Oct 12
It is true, some people have ego on this cause like you said, it may feel like they are superior than us cause they have done something for us. But ther# are also people who takr this as an advantage to get something back in return. Though, we really have to give and take, there will still be limit on how far we'd go... In other cases, it is really good to say thanks even if the person had done little thing,as long as you know there's an effort of helping,you should show appreciation for we all need that as a person... thanks for the wonderful topic!
• United States
9 Oct 12
Hello rajesh. I personally find it very easy to say thank you even if the person you are saying it to did something for you with a grudge. They are such simple words and can mean a lot. I say it to my kids when ever they do anything around the house or help me wit h little things I have trouble with because my hands are not very good. There is a saying that Honey attracts more bees than vinegar. I think of thank yous as honey that attracts more help. besides saying thank you is just good manners and good manners never hurt anyone.