Gratefulness is one of the qualities that we are expected to have and should have, but it is missing in all too many cases.
There are some people for whom nothing will help no matter what you do for them, they’re not happy and no matter what you do for them they will not see it as a favor or as something good.
Many people see that the people are ungrateful so those who surround them in many cases try harder to do more in order to make the people grateful. It usually doesn’t work. Some people are not going to be grateful. Some people are not going to appreciate anything that you do for them, no matter how hard you try.
Children are often like that. Parents do everything in order to raise the children the way that they would like to do it, the way they want to see them grow up, and sometimes the children do appreciate it, but in all too many cases the children are ungrateful.
Insecurity is one of the reasons why people hide remain ungrateful, people are afraid that if they show that gratefulness then others will wonder why they are acting in that way.
Really now, would it hurt to say a good word to somebody who does something nice to you? Is it difficult to do that? Apparently, for some people the answer is that it is difficult. They expect things to be done for them automatically without a word of appreciation.