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    Yes., We are to be thankful to many!

    The words - 'Thank you very much' have their real meaning and influence the receiver a lot. If we don't reciprocate such minimum courtesy, people will easily evaluate our personality. Many of us are confined to say these words in the 'give and take policy' or when we are benefited from the other party. Prime Minister Narender Modi, who took initiative in thanking and motivating the front-line warriors at the borders and also those who are working to fight against the Covid Pandemic, should be applauded for recognizing the services of many who work under-current by displaying their courage and sincerity.

    A thread in ISC -The people in our peripheral vision - did you say thanks to them? a couple of years ago caught my attention. The author's question - "What about the people who do the little things and whom we take for granted, who are sort of in our peripheral vision, just there, but unacknowledged directly?" is relevant for everyone and the small services of many go un-noticed by us but hey deserve a sincere 'thanks' (which costs nothing) from us. We should not hesitate to say 'sorry' to them even for our smaller mistakes. After all courtesy demands! But some of us feel that it is our privilege to get their services and its their bounden duty.

    Do you ever feel to say 'thank you' or 'sorry' for little things?
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  • #703603
    Saying thanks and sorry is purely a British culture, I would say. It was never a culture before. Though we have words in Hindi and in local languages, they are not used as we use thanks and sorry now.

    I never used the words Nanri (thanks) or Varunthuhiren (Sorry) in my local language. What we did was only a simple smile to express our thanks, and a word "I won't repeat' instead of sorry.

    A pleasing smile represented Thanks, and a head-down represented Sorry.

    With a change in our lifestyle, we all have learned to say Thanks, sorry, welcome, no mention, its alright. Yet we use only to use English words, never our local words.

    We could drive away the British from our land, but not their English from our hearts.

    No life without Sun

  • #703639
    We have to be courteous to the people who do small jobs. We don't know the importance of those jobs when they are doing but we will understand the importance only when they stop doing it.
    Imagine that the domestic waste collector skips visiting your house and collecting the waste for 10 days, how it will be? Similarly, the roads cleaning lady has not done that for 10 days, how the roads will appear?
    So there is no difference between the works. Every work is having its own importance and we should thank the people who are taking the risk to keep you safe. We should be really thankful to such people. Simply saying thank you may not be sufficient to them, we may have to do some financial help also to such people.

    always confident

  • #703750
    Though saying thanks may not be taken as routine formality only, the absence of it can cause some feelingg in theperso whohelped us or did something extra to us.
    Similarly a proper and timely 'sorry' can puncture the swelled anger in te other person.

  • #703756
    Thanking those who helped us is the minimum courtesy response we can shower on those who reached us in spite of the challenging situation. Just imagine the doctors, health workers, sanitation workers and other labours who keep coming to our rescue at any point of time and we think that it is there duty to attend us, but think of these people who are vulnerable to get positive when they are amid patients all around. So saying thanks is the must for everyone even though we are not contracted with disease because one good work of appreciation would pep up their spirits to next level high.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #703762
    Yes, it is good to express our thanks to many people who are doing their duty without aiming for any profitability. Even in our COVID times, there are many people who are struggling to get back into their life. Some times we do not understand the small efforts done by the people and often forget telling that it is their duty to do it. We must say Thank You from our heart so that the people who are doing the duty with dedication will be more inspired in their life.
    "Earning knowledge is by sharing it with ISC and we will rectify our mistakes."

  • #703772
    Simple words such as sorry and thanks can make a powerful impact. However, we don't frequently use them, as we don't feel it's necessary People just use thanks as give and take policy. They say sorry when accidentally bump into each other or for silly mistakes they commit. However, these two are important words. Acknowledging one's mistake irrespective of how small or scary it might be and appreciating others work without thinking how small or significant it might be is a nice gesture and should be widely practised.

  • #703847
    Saying thanks and sorry is purely a British culture, but I find no wrong in learning good from any culture. Any good deed irrespective of its size when appreciated adds value and the person feel good. In the same way, if we have done wrong to someone either knowingly or unknowingly and ask their forgiveness by saying a sorry relieves them and they may feel a bit easy than bursting with anger.

    Having worked with foreigners, they always use this even to the lowest rankers. They would say Good morning in the morning, thank you when you do something for them and sorry if they hurt you. They have made it so simple that now, saying thank you to the office boy when he brings the morning tea has become a habit. I have seen everyone saying it, when you go to make a copy and they do it for you, you smile and say thank you. It is not a big thing but it adds value to their work and even makes them valuable. If we are feeling that thanks and sorry are purely a British culture, we can use our local language so that it comes out easily from us.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #704009
    It is a great trait in some people that they are courteous. There is nothing big thing in showing courtesy to others but if we analyse its long term effect then it is miraculous. It makes people feel happy about their performance however little it might be.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

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