“Are you grateful?” – this is a good question to ask oneself.
I belive that gratefulness (towards God and people) is one fo the basic qualities of human beings. The appreciation itself and its expression as such are crucial as far as our spiritual and social life are concerned.
In that respect I am every time surprised how ungrateful otherwise nice people can be! Especially in the world of work, where people are not supposed to be friends, these things are much more sensible.
When you help people to get a good job, you train them and support their career – suddenly they turn they back for something apparently better, often without every saying thank you. This is not only my experience, but I heard that many times from various employers. This looks quite unfair to me. Why is it so that employees are not able to see all that good that has been done to them and take everything for granted? Is that lack of upbringing? Of ethics? Of understanding?
The most surprising things about it for me is that people who are generally very nice and sweet can as well be rather ungrateful, disregarding the amount of support they receive. I always thought that the goodness of human nature serves as a base for all good qualities, but this is obviously not always the case.
The funny thing is that those who are helpful themselves do not need any thanks. They don`t do it for appreciation. But this is the ethics of the receiver that must work here and create the gratitude. Otherwise one day no door will open for that person.