‘Thank You’ Can Be Empowering


Illustration: Yao Xiao

Illustrator Yao Xiao thinks people are overly apologetic when they should be thankful instead. “A few friends of mine would always say ‘thank you for hanging out with me’ and I couldn’t figure out why it was so nice to hear it,” she told A Plus. “When I thanked people, it brought to light the fact that we just did something together—and that realization made us both happier.”

Source: Cartoons Show How ‘Thank You’ Can Be an Empowering Substitute for ‘Sorry’ | GOOD