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Should people be praised for doing the most basic things?


Is a parent a good parent for simply providing food, shelter, and clothing...what about everything else that is required of parents? Is an employee due a pat on the back just for showing up? Does a person deserve a pat on the back for never going to jail...I thought this was a basic thing that should not even have to be said, let alone praised.

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Alecia Murphy says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    You too are right with expectations and it is totally wrong that a variety of people such as black men do not get a fair shake in life. Your point about the guidance and power of parents speaks volumes. So true.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    You have a valid point DailyTop10. But if I hear once more that some guy that lives with his mom, hasn't worked since 2006, etc. is a great person because he's never gone to jail, I think I might scream. In that case lots of kindness, no results.

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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    I'll keep this short and sweet. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    Your comment about being mildly insulted for praise for tidying up really strikes a chord in relation to the question asked. I don't praise adults for doing the basics as if they were a child. Not to say I don't say thanks. I do & that's differen

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    Saying thanks is different and should most definitely be said as a courtesy. However, praising a competent adult for adhering to company dress codes or showing up daily seems excessive to me, let alone giving certificates or awards for such basics.

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