For human relations to go smoothly, we must mutually convey our feelings clearly and confirm them. When we agree with what another has said we reply saying “yes.” Through the way that reply is made, we can convey our reply is energetic and strong, we can call forth a favorable response from the person.

In Japanese, the word for “yes” or “hai”, originally came from the word for worship, which also read as “hai.” In the word “yes” or “hai” there is the sense of respecting and worshiping the person and respectfully receiving his words. It goes without saying that within that mental attitude there is a gentle and honest mind that joins us with the path to happiness.