I think everyone who tried there hardest should get a participation award. I think this because they may not be the greatest at what there doing but they are trying, so I think that deserves an award.
I 100% agree.
Trying is a good way to success.
I do think that people who actually put effort into what they are doing should get something
I think that everyone should receive a participation award so they will want to be apart of things to get recognized and feel good about themselves. However those who excell at the activity or competition should be recognized accordingly.
I think that is people get the ribbons for doing nothing they won’t work for better.
I don’t think everyone should get an award for just participating. You should have to do something significant to get an award. This makes people not care how good they do because they will get a prize regardless which is not right. The advantages only really apply to the people that got the same reward for not doing as good as the person who actually tried to excel. The disadvantages are for the people that try their hardest, no matter what they get the same reward as the people they surpassed.
Yes, I agree.
I don’t think everyone should receive a participation award. Awards are meant to show the unique strengths of people, and that sucks for people with no skill in that particular event but there are other events for different strengths, and most people’s strengths will be recognized in their lives, especially if they want the world to know. Participation awards are unrealistic.
Agreed, everyone has unique strengths. Giving out medals to everyone makes people feel less motivated
I agree people should only receive an award when they have surpassed the standards.
People’s strengths should be recognized and appreciated. They don’t have to have an award for everything though.
No they should not. That is unfair to the people who worked their whole lives for it, and respectfully won by a lengthy margin. Why should they get the same amount of recognition as a person who just got up off their couch for the first time, and went and lost? If those particular people would like a reward, maybe they should try putting in some effort first.You play like you practice, right?
What if they have practiced and worked, and still don’t receive the credit? Fourth place?
Honestly I didn’t really think about that. That’s a good point, thanks for sharing your opinion and thoughts from a different perspective.
If someone tried their best, they should be proud of that. They should recognize themselves instead of looking for an award to tell them they did good.
Right, Jonah rewards are for people who have tried their hardest and succeeded, not just for the people that tried.
I agree with the “you play like you practice” thing. You have to regularly work hard for what you want in order to receive it.
I 100% agree
It would be unfair.
Yah they should ban couches
I do not think everyone should get a medal because some worked hardener than others and it’s not realistic for how the real world works. Giving out medals teaches people they do not have to work as hard to get a prize.
I agree, only people who work hardener should be primarily recognized.
If everybody got participation awards for what they did, they would become content. They’d be proud of themselves for doing nothing. This would cause people to not want to reach further and go for their full potential. Nobody would try hard anymore. People need to learn to suck it up and try harder next time.
Your right, people would think their average would be their best.
Yah we should have to work hard
I agree, Micah. The real world isn’t easy and you can’t always expect to be rewarded for mediocre actions.
I don’t think you should always receive an award no matter what because then you wouldn’t work for the award and it wouldn’t feel as special when you do get one. When you work hard for something the award feels greater and has more significance
I think that too.
I agree. Working for what you earn makes the outcome more valuable.
I don’t think you should receive a participation award no matter your skill level. I don’t think we should do this because our special gifts would be celebrated. The disadvantages would be people thinking they are good all the time no matter what.
I agree with you. You should get something for just celebrating
Your smart Kendra.
I agree with you, Adyson
No I do not think everyone should receive a participation award. I think this because in life you have to work to get a “prize”. You don’t get an award just because you show up for work or a competition. An award is a way of showing that you succeeded. A disadvantage of a participation award is that just because you got a participation award just shows that you were there not that you succeeded.
I don’t think that people should get a participation award for everything, because that’s not how things work in the real world. When you show up to work everyday, your boss isn’t going to give you a raise just for showing up. Instead, you have to work hard and prove yourself in order to get a raise. If you were always given a participation award, you wouldn’t have the motivation or even the need to work hard. The advantages of not getting a participation award would be grit, work ethic, and the feeling of accomplishment when you receive an actual award.
Good relation. It really be like that sometimes.
I do not agree with everyone getting a participation metal for every thing you do. I believe that people should break the mold or do something extraordinary to be rewarded if everyone got a reward for doing nothing then no one would have a the drive to change anything. The one upside to participation awards are that everyone feels included.
Competition is probably the biggest driver looking at history once humans became the biggest threat to themselves
I don’t think participation medals are good. They teach you that you don’t need to try your best for a reward. I remember as a kid I didn’t like participation medals and they made me feel useless when I won them.
I don’t think everyone should get a participation award for every competition event. Maybe for volunteer competitions, but for ones that people are competing for a place should earn their award. When people are just given awards, they sometimes have the mindset that they don’t have to work as hard.
I think you make some great points.
I agree people can get mindsets of laziness.
I do not think that everyone should receive a participation award no matter what skill level. I do, however, think that the appropriate reward should be given based off of what amount of effort they demonstrated. Some of the advantages would probably be everyone would be equal but the disadvantages would be that no one could elaborate on their strength and be truly great.
No. I think rewards should be earned through hard work and perseverance. Even if you tried your best but didn’t succeed, you should still be proud of yourself. Receiving awards or being the best shouldn’t define you. The amount of work and improvement you’ve had should be what you base your pride on.
I do not think everyone should get a participation award for every event, yes it may make you feel good but not having things that build you in different ways, like losing or winning would be very boring. It is okay to lose because it helps you build yourself and to grow and to have a base, then you can build off of that. It is also good to experience winning because it shows that you achieved your goal.
I agree this is very good.
No we shouldn’t get rewards for having little to no skill. Giving out awards creates a competitive state of mind. If we didn’t have this our society would not grow mentally or physically creating a lax environment. The only advantage I see in giving out rewards to everyone is making them feel like they belong no matter what. But if we don’t do that, we create a fun challenging lifestyle.
I enjoy a fun challenging lifestyle.
Competition is definitely constructive to society however too much can be destructive.
Right on the dot, Boaz.
I don’t feel like everyone should get a participation award because than in the future they can feel they’re entitled to something just for “participating”. I do however feel everyone should be acknowledged for what they have done but not for what they haven’t done. There are many disadvantages to participation awards such as everyone does not always contribute in the same way and also the next time they may feel that they can get away with doing nothing.
I don’t think that we should receive a participation grade for everything we do. I think this because if we did this then awards would be meaningless to everybody. If we have awards then when you don’t get one you work harder next time to get one.
I do not think everyone should get a participation award. Winning is (for some people) motivation. Everyone is unique but some people are better at something than others.
I agree wining can be motivation.
I agree. You’d lose motivation if “everybody wins”.
I do not think that we should award people for participation because it incentivizes not working hard to accomplish a goal. To call it an “award” it must be somewhat relevant to the person. This makes it too easy for people to passively participate in rigorous, competitive activities, just to be awarded for their destructive attitude to the team if there is one. It encourages people to be included in things but it also decreases the experience for the people that care for the activitiy.
Does it encourage them though? They might just join an activity to receive the award to say that got something out of it. I do agree that it decreases the experience for those that work hard.
I do t think that everyone should be given a participation award for trying. I think that if everyone gets an award for trying then the people who did work hard to get where they are aren’t going to fell like it was worth it. The advantages to giving everyone participation awards is that people who try might try more and the disadvantage is that the people who are good at the skill won’t feel as motivated.
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