Webster’s Dictionary defines “Ingratitude” as: “Forgetfulness of, or poor return for, kindness received.” It can also be defined as not appreciating or valuing what you have, or have been given. Unexpressed gratitude is also ingratitude. Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.
Before you start to read the remaining article, try to understand my proverbial words about Ingratitude :
If a wicked person has bad things for his reward,
So a good person is going to have good things for his reward.
Observe these grubs and flies that visit crops,
As they are spoiling yams and bananas
And they did not allow maize to bear forth fruits,
GOD is only speaking to us in proverbs
Because that is exactly
How an ungrateful person acts.
They are bad flies.
They will start ‘eating’ their neighbour from the root
And so he will not stand one place like lake.
A person that does not appreciate kindness
Is like a person we rescued
But later gunned us down.
This judgement is not in the hands of mankind but GOD.
The guilt of ingratitude lies heavy upon the whole race of men, though, alas! but few of them feel and lament it. in the bitterness of my spirit, I shall endeavour to expose it to your view in its proper infernal colors —as an object of horror and indignation.
Do you really want to get the picture of what Ingratitude really is?
Then, click here to read a short story. Winston’s story about Ingratitude
In today’s fast-paced world, most people seem to not have time for thankfulness. But consider the following question.
Have you ever given someone a gift and not received thanks for it?
Have you ever felt unappreciated by family or friends or at your workplace? If so, how did it make you feel? Probably not very good.
Also read: 26 Quran verses about Ingratitude
Let us take an example, what do you think , if you do a favor to someone. And that person instead of remembering your favor and being thankful to you, makes you remind such times when you failed to favor him. Or tells you that your favor was not enough for him. If you had done such and such favour to me, I would have been more pleased with you. How would you treat that person? Doing a favor is something too far , you wouldn’t even talk to that person again.
How long has it been since you intentionally said “thank you” to your customers? Without a sense of gratitude, you will never develop the mindset that brings success. A lack of gratitude breeds negativity, cynicism and a sense of entitlement. This enemy is easy to defeat with two simple words, “Thank you”.
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