Why do people lack the courage to say 'no' even when required?I have noticed that generally, people don't say 'no' even when required. Perhaps they feel that by saying 'no,' they will be rated inferior by society. If people ask their relatives or neighbors for some errands, they try to accommodate as much as possible. However, in case it is not feasible for them to help, they generally don't say 'no' and resort to talking in a circumlocutory manner. Often, valuable time is wasted due to their evasive responses.
I think one has to have enough self-confidence to say 'no' whenever required. We should have the courage to admit when it is possible and when not feasible for us to help others when requested. They may look for other options if we communicate with them instead of keeping them waiting in vain.
What are your experiences and comments in this regard? Why do people lack the courage to say 'no' even when required?