Personality development schools all over the world promote healthy etiquettes which can bolster your social standing and present you in a favourable manner. Though these etiquettes are multifarious and cater to various social mores, a common one which is widely advocated by experts is the art of expressing thank you.
Surprising as it may sound, but thanking is a habit which we generally lack. We receive a glass of water from a friend but forget to thank. Our mother cooks a delicious food but we forget to thank her for her culinary grace. Experts blame it primarily on our attitude to take things for granted. We expect people to behave in a particular rightful manner and do not find it grateful enough if they do that. However, a more subtle reason behind this indifference of man is the ego. Indeed, many people consider it below their dignity to thank someone because they feel that thanking someone would convey the impression that we have accepted help and therefore have become dependant on someone.
But, today managing relationships entails that we thank the person when we are supposed to. So, for those egoistic and forgetful people, it is imperative to value people and their work. They should develop a broader view of life and realize that they are part of a system whose integrity rests upon cooperation and coordination.
Thanks can be expressed in myriad ways—gifts, outings, letters, cards or mere words. Indeed more than the medium of exchange what is important is how you express your thanks to the other person, that is to say, how are your emotions and love behind it so that the other person feels happy. The point is no consultant or relationship manager can teach you ethics and values. Thanking is an expression of love and it is upto the individual to define how he says thank you.