The huge cost of ingratitude...
" ""The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated."" William James ""I would have felt so much better if he had only acknowledged my contribution."" she said.¬†She shrugged her shoulders with a slight shake of her head.¬† ""I don't understand why he would treat me like that. Why wouldn't he¬†simply say ‚Äòthank you?‚Äô"" This was a¬†cry for¬†acknowledgement. ¬†A few years later, following this conversation, I¬†found out that she had found another job.¬† This¬†incident had caused a shift in loyalty and the drive to find an employer who would be appreciative of her efforts. Ingratitude is a real thing.¬†Sometime,s it is done deliberately to break down another person's self-esteem. People who use this as a strategy to kill a person‚Äôs worth, should be mindful of cost of ingratitude at work, at home or with people in general. It leaves emotional scars which can take a long time to heal. Ingratitude kills talent and creates unharmonious relationships. An uneasy feeling haunts the person who should be thanked. ¬†When we don't show gratitude to our co-workers or our loved ones, here is what happens in five words: ""THEY BEGIN TO CHECK OUT."" They detach from us emotionally. When this happens, it results in:
- lack of motivation and the desire to perform
- lack of initiative
- lack of enthusiasm
- lack of loyalty
- lack of joy