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