No Sorry No Thank You In Friendship

The South Asian mentality that No Sorry No Thank You In Friendship is flawed.

As in any relationship, respect is one of the main elements of that connection. If you don’t have respect, you don’t have anything.

Gratitude is also as important as respect, as soon as you start taking things for granted or expect things of people, relationships start dwindling.

If you messed up apologize, so there is no harsh un-dealt resentment or feelings left.

Humility and keeping our egos in check are very important.

Saying sorry and thank you also equalizes people in a relationship.

So my suggestion would be to do say “Thank You,” when someone does something good. To acknowledge, embrace and multiply the good.

And if you were wrong, apologize sincerely so the other person can forgive you and let it go.

This is an open dialogue, please feel free to contribute to our South Asian idiosyncrasies as “No Sorry No Thank You In Friendship.”

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