Do We Give Our Children Too Many Trophies? A trophy symbolizes a win or an achievement, but does it mean anything if you get a trophy just because everyone else did? If you are awarded a trophy and you know that you have not done anything to deserve it then you might feel bad about yourself. If you know for sure that you are going to get a trophy, then why would you go to practice, lessons, or even competitions or games?
Imagine practising or a sport every hour of the day weather its batting in a cage shooting baskets or rehearsing a ane routine. You put every ounce of energy you have in to what you do. When the day comes for awards to be handed out you get the same reward that the kid who never practised or even tried. All they did was show up and sit on the bench and they get the same recognition as you. How does this make you feel mad maybe infuriated.
Professional athletes are getting paid more than individuals that help our society in a good and helpful way. In fact, they are getting way overpaid. “Unless you’re finding a cure for cancer or creating world peace, I don't know if anybody deserves to get that much money,” said Drew Brees, quarterback for NFL team New Orleans Saints, after signing the 5 year 100$ million dollar contract. I believe that this is true, that professional athletes are indeed getting overpaid. There are many individuals that affect our society in a positive strong way and are receiving less money than professional athletes do.
You walk into an eight year old’s room, which belongs to a kid name James, and you see trophies stacked in his room everywhere, almost as much as the amount of people there are on the earth. What surprises you is the labels or the purpose of those trophies, like a trophy for “Participation” and a trophy for “Playing a game”, and even a trophy for just Showing up. Realizing that the amount of trophies he has is outweighting his ability in that sport he is in, you realize that the kid is getting so many trophies that are unnecessary and invaluable in terms of the purpose of that trophy or why he got it. Trophies should not be given to everyone involved in that sport because if everyone gets a trophy, they have no value. Also, Sports organizations
book is about the struggles of a town in southern Texas as they go through the boom and bust cycle of oil prices. Their town is struggling with segregation and racial issues which shaped a lot of the events of the books. A central idea of “Mojo Magic” exists in the book as a kind of exaggeration of football which brings the town together. There is no magic, for it is just the effects it has on the town and its people. Bissinger is the author, and the examples will encompass many characters he writes about.
Should a person get paid just for showing up for there a job and not actually doing anything? Should they also get paid the same amount even if another co-worker is better at their job? Just because someone shows up and participates, doesn’t not mean they deserve the same treatment as everyone else. Some parents and athletes believe equal playing time for all sports and activities is deserved all through their middle school and high school careers. However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time.
In life kids, students, and adults receive awards also trophies for their success in life. When growing up as a child kids will receive participation trophies. Receiving a participation trophy speaks a lot of volume. When getting a participation trophy this means the kid does not have to improve, kids get trophies like candy, and what can people do to change these situation. Giving kids participation trophies is not all good, sometime when doing the best people may fail in today's world.
Persuasive Argument National Athletes are/are not Paid Too Much The topic, pro athletes are/are not getting paid too much, is a heated argument between people. Have you ever thought about it? Well, an answer that I’m sure would be agreed with is that national athletes are paid way too much money. Some people might say that they deserve what they get, but there really isn’t any supportive reasons for that.
On Thursday, I found Hoizinga’s argument that play must be free activity and the five categories of sport to be interesting. Both advance the premise that play cannot be about material gain. The five categories of sport are play is voluntary, extraordinary, autotelic, absorbing, and fun.
Should college athletes be paid? I think they should. I found three main reason why other people and myself think that college athletes deserve pay. One, you can just pay the sports that produce the most revenue. Two, these student athletes put in lots of work and even sometimes have to miss class to go to the sports event.
My soccer team’s season just ended. We won our game 6-1 and I scored 5 of them. I got handed a trophy, everyone else who really tried got one too . Then, they handed one to Timmy. Timmy showed up to three practices and stinks.
Should youth athletes receive participation trophies? According to the " Trophies for All" policy, youth athletes are being rewarded with participation trophies. This isn't fair to youth athletes. An athlete that only does what is required shouldn't be rewarded the same as an athlete that helps the team much more. Another reason why participation trophies are unnecessary is because after being given so many participation rewards, the eventually begin to lose their value.
The use of participation trophies in the past couple years has proved to not be beneficial for the children receiving the trophy. Instead this trophy has raised kids into thinking that losing is okay. This in result has made it so kids do not try as hard or put forth as much effort, which is why we have been dropping every year in the global rank in education. Participation trophies have been used for years to try and encourage participation in sports.