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Illustrator Yao Xiao suggests saying 'thank you' instead of 'sorry'

China-born illustrator, Yao Xiao who is based in NYC has made some powerful and brilliant comics suggesting that instead of apologising, saying thank you will be much more appreciated.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Affirming someone's faith in you sounds better than saying sorry for being a failure.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Constantly apologising for things may sound repetitive and meaningless. Gratitude is a positive reinforcement of behaviour.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Constantly apologising for things may sound repetitive and meaningless. Gratitude is a positive reinforcement of behaviour.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Thanking someone for their understanding will have a better impact than an apology.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Showing up late for a meeting or rendezvous is annoying. Why not thank the person instead for their patience?

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Tell someone how much you appreciate their patience when listening to your ramblings or vents.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

Tell someone how much you appreciate their patience when listening to your ramblings or vents.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

And of course, make it a point to thank someone when they spend time with you instead of apologising for your presence.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

At the end of the day, your existence is not something you have to apologise for, in any way. It's your recognition, appreciation and gratitude of what others have done for you that matter.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

At the end of the day, your existence is not something you have to apologise for, in any way. It's your recognition, appreciation and gratitude of what others have done for you that matter.

Photo: Yao Xiao

Photo Gallery: 11 people and their famous last words

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