“It’s like all technology: either not powerful enough or too powerful. It will never do exactly what you want it to do.” – Charles Yu, Sorry Please Thank You: Stories
The importance of these three magical words often goes undermined and unseen. We often do not use these words because we fail to understand its significance. The use of these words is not just a display of one’s mannerisms but helps a person with finding inner peace and happiness. The words are like technology and there use can be powerful enough or not powerful enough. Although the reaction to these words in not in our hands, and it will never reap our desired results, but we can make changes to our lives using these words more often.
The word “please” means to make a request, and ask for permission which is a sign of courtesy. In today’s world we forget to acknowledge and ask for approval from others, we assume things in our lives and impose ourselves on others. This is a sign of aggression, use of authority and dominance which causes misery and unhappiness within and outside us. If we begin to ask for approval for things that need consent, it shows we care about what the other person wants and if we can or not enter someone’s life with absolute gentility.
“Sorry” is an underrated word and due to several ego issues and mind blockages we refrain from using it. Life is full of errors and we as humans are bound to commit mistakes. As the saying goes, “to err is human”, thus to apologize for the same is also human. The importance and strength of this word cannot be avoided. No life is without imperfections and sins, but we all need to sit back and relax. There is no harm in recognizing our faults and saying a sorry. Many people consider saying a sorry to be a form of weakness and some do not understand the importance of the word, but in order to restore peace in our minds and lives we must say it more often.
Lastly saying “thank you”, has been a teaching which we are taught since childhood but as we grow up and mature we forget to acknowledge the same and stop using the same. It is important to thank God and thank the other for being there in our lives. What we need to realize is that do we know when to say a “thank you” in today’s life? No. This is because we hardly acknowledge the things we possess and have, we fail to cherish that. The moment we know that it is slipping through the gaps of our fingers, we start recognizing that person’s value and then make the efforts to preserve it once again.
The significance of these terms may not be the same to all individuals and it may or may not reap the same results for us at all times, but we must use them to make our lives a better place to live in.