Too cool to care

The write-up “Too cool to care?” published on March 21 made very interesting and relevant observations regarding the diminishing expression of appreciation in today’s world.

By (Latha Narasimhan, Sharjah)

Published: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:40 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:48 AM

The virtual world has forced people to believe in the touch of the blue button on Facebook and other social networking sites more than the real and genuine appreciation. A round of applause, an appreciative smile and a word acknowledging someone’s effort can change the someone’s attitude and infuse a spirit of enthusiasm in many of us. Yet people are stingy in giving compliments and praising others’ efforts and achievements as they do not want to be misunderstood.

Genuine appreciation is often misconstrued as flattery and a means for self-promotion. A motivating pat at an appropriate moment goes a long way in boosting the self-confidence and self-worth of many individuals. The sound of applause has inspired, many though they feel tempted to quit at times.

Finding time to appreciate others and the blessings of our own lives, certainly makes the journey of our lives smooth. It infuses a positive energy in the work environment, builds healthy relationships and helps to go about the most mundane tasks of every day life with enthusiasm.

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