What is more important in life, a) to apologise or b) to say thank you?

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  1. Theocharis V profile image68
    Theocharis Vposted 8 years ago

    What is more important in life, a) to apologise or b) to say thank you?

  2. jellygator profile image88
    jellygatorposted 8 years ago

    I believe they are equally important. They apply to different kinds of events, but both are related to being sensitive to another person's needs.

    I don't think apologies necessarily need words, though. I talk about this in a hub I wrote: http://jellygator.hubpages.com/hub/Its- … y-Im-Sorry

  3. Monay Love profile image59
    Monay Loveposted 8 years ago

    It's more important to forgive, but being that it wasn't an option, it's more important to apologize so that you can be forgiven.

  4. rajan jolly profile image95
    rajan jollyposted 8 years ago

    I think these are 2 different words spoken in 2 different contexts, so one cannot be used to replace the other. Both are equally important. However, if I have to choose between the two, I would say that tendering an apology or saying sorry is more difficult than saying thank you.I think, apologising is more important in life since it saves hard feelings and friction in any relationship.

  5. Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image78
    Ian Dabasori Hetrposted 8 years ago

    To me personally, both are important but depending on the situation.

  6. Shake Shah profile image65
    Shake Shahposted 8 years ago

    I am so confused to pick up one option...!!
    I will select the options (a) and (b)..

  7. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 8 years ago

    whats most important is to be genuine with whatever you do....period!  It doesn't look good when you pretend or practice behaviors that you really have no interest in only to show your true colors sooner than later and guess what?  You're exposed!  Ooops my good girl/boy image is tarnished and now I have to whatever or just pretend like it wasn't my fault. Sincerity and genuiness goes a long way.  Everyone knows that no one is perfect, so why pretend to be, unless you truly are striving to be?

  8. Eliminate Cancer profile image60
    Eliminate Cancerposted 8 years ago

    I think 'Thank You' is more important.  The more you are appreciative of those around you, the less you will need to apologize.  Besides, I think an apology is best done through action - make up for the things you've done wrong.

  9. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 8 years ago

    I think if you work on saying thank you consistently you'll rarely have to apologize.

  10. Insane Mundane profile image61
    Insane Mundaneposted 8 years ago

    c) to live life without regret and to treasure what you see fit.

  11. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 8 years ago

    They're both very important at times, but apologizing is often way harder, so I'll go with that.  But both are nice!

  12. shampa sadhya profile image79
    shampa sadhyaposted 8 years ago

    I believe that these two terms are very important in life but they are used in different context. Thanking somebody is an easy task but to apologise is very tough.especially if you are an egoist. I consider that if you apologise then in one way you are thanking that person without directly saying 'thank you' to him. It is because accepting fault makes one a better person and that person deserves a 'thank you' who made him realise his fault. Apology reflects 'thank you' too so I will go for apology while thank you is very important but in some relations if it is used frequently then it sounds too formal.

  13. avan989 profile image74
    avan989posted 8 years ago

    thank you. Always need to acknowledged hardwork

  14. mikejhca profile image93
    mikejhcaposted 8 years ago

    I think saying thank you is more important.  Someone does something nice so you say thank you.  It may encourage them and you to do more nice things and in turn cause more people to do the same.  I like it when people thank me so I thank other people when they do something nice for me.  If I do something nice and they ignore me or give me a strange look I would be less likely to do it again.

    Usually when someone apologies to me it does not really mean anything to me.  It does not trigger an emotional response or anything.  So I do not think saying I am sorry would make other people feel better.


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