Participation Backwards Argumentative Essay

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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. Well this is all because of participation trophies. Participation trophies are a terrible idea. For one they give kids the wrong idea in life, also kids know when they aren't good at something and trophies can cause them to quit, and they undermine the kids who deserve their trophies. It undermines the accomplishment of kids who excel at their sport. This takes…show more content…
For example, a kid may ride the bench all season and when they receive a participation trophy causing them to think they deserved it . Carol Dweck a professor at Stanford University stated “kids respond positively to praise;they enjoy hearing that they are talented,smart and so on. But after such praise of their innate abilities, they collapse at the first experience of difficulty.” This means a kid might be praised on how he has talent for a sport but could crack under pressure in a real game. Dweck gos on to say “having studied recent increases in narcissism and entitlement among college students,she warns that when living rooms are filled with participation trophies its larger cultural message: to secede , you just have to show up . In college those who've grown up receiving endless awards do the requisite work, but don't see the need to do it well . In the office,they still believe that attendance is all it takes to get a promotion.” Participation trophies don't just not motivate kids to work hard they also take away from kids who do work hard and deserve
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