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Today's fast paced and instant gratification ecosphere is truly on another level than it ever has been. People get places faster, talk in symbols, pay for things instantly, arrive and leave places when it suits them, pick and choose what to wear without trying anything on. Just as people have the ability to serve themselves so quickly and without even questioning themselves, so do they have they have the opportunity to do for others.
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A designer can be briefed at 08:00 for a digital banner needed for 13:00. The technology and software that exists today will be utilised to by this designer to get this project done.
A project manager is approached by the MD because s/he noticed a glitch in the actual briefing system, and again, with the help of automations and tech, the system error is located and the system is back up and running perfectly within minutes. 
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A men’s sneaker salesman is contacted by a friend who owes a friends-sisters-boyfriend a favor. The salesman breaks his ‘commission time’ to have a look for a pair of sneakers for a superb deal, if not for free, for this unknown human he is bending over backward for. A call here and an email there, in an hour or so, this faceless friend of someone who knows someone, now owns a brand new pair of sneakers.
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Yes, technology can blow our minds sometimes. You’ve never met your best friend who lives in Spain. You own a bikini that isn’t actually manufactured in this country. And you have an interview with a CEO whos  sitting in Dubai, and you, waiting here in South Africa.
With everything these technological advances have given people, it has also taken something away. 

Manners. If not, simple gratitude.

In the ‘it must be done now’ mentality that is a bratty bi-product of modern society, people are very quick to ask and even demand something, without thinking about possibly acknowledging it when it's effortlessly presented to them. 
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Believe it or not, in this world where every second thing lives off  a digital life-support, people are still people. People still have hearts and feelings. Men, women… we all have them. If you want to stand out in todays crowd of over-demanding digital zombies, here is something you can do.
Show gratitude.
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That Uber driver you just sat with awkwardly for 15 minutes, thank him. That designer who pushed back 3 deadlines for your ‘urgent’ banner today, thank her. That salesman who you asked for a favor on Tuesday, that organized you free alcohol for your wedding, and delivered it to you on Thursday, thank him. The event manager who you told could be done at 8pm, decides to leave at 1am the following day to ensure a good close, thank them.
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When people demand things from you, and you deliver sooner than requested, and don’t get thanked, you feel unappreciated. Feeling unappreciated can lead to feeling ‘less than average’, resentful and completely demotivated to fulfill anything more they ask.

It is so small. A few words, spoken or typed, can change someone’s manner of future assistance, heck, it can even change their day. If you have the ability to impose the smallest gesture to appreciate someone, change their mood, their day, their perception of you, why wouldn’t you?
Even if you wish to serve yourself too, stand out in the modern crowd of over-demanding digital zombies and show a little bit of gratitude. 


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JHBeats

JHBeats is a 25 year old girl from Johannesburg, South Africa, who has a passion for chasing endorphin's found in healthy and happy living.

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