I've read a lot of questions in which users have an issue with saying "Thanks" without having something significant to thank for. I see often "What am I saying thanks for?" or "They didn't help me, is saying thank you ok?".
It seems to me a lot of these questions are answered with "Well, you just say thanks...." and society in general doesn't have this onus on the words "Thank you" for it to hold such reverence in my experience. I personally feel like these questions aren't really Interpersonal Skills, but rather just basic and common manners that don't involve having more than a cursory explanation at the beginning of a sentence.
I understand that a "Just say thanks" answer wouldn't be fitting, and I get that there's usually more details on the motivation as to why saying "Thanks" is the right way to go, but perhaps it's just my experience that wants to keep the answer as simple as possible. Sometimes Just Do It is a pretty darn effective way.
This is similar to questions that ask "Is it ever OK to do this terrible thing?" and having answers that say "No, don't do the thing, it's bad.".
Is it just me thinking a lot of answers are overcomplicated, and is it OK to have the answer to a question simply be "Just say thanks"?