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Old 03-01-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: In Sticky San Antonio TX
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I've seen teachers in special ed classes 'give' them away as well. It helps those who think they are no good at school become more excited with learning and stay in to graduate. Every ocean has a shore. Inept wouldn't be my synonym for shortcoming or disability; a trophy may help in overcoming, instead of wallowing or not even trying. I agree there should be a limit on PC BS, but as I've seen it done, this is not the area to draw a line.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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Or worse....just for being totally uesless at something. Really what is the point in giving every kid a trophy....what are we teaching them....just show up and be inept and it's worth a trophy. No need to try to be the best. I'm so sick of all the PC BS.
when I was much younger, I played baseball for the township. they had to give every kid a trophy, or else the ones who didn't get a trophy would feel bad and cry. when ur an adult or a teenager, your more mature, so obviously you don't cry over dumb stuff like that. you only a trophy, or ribbon, or whatever kind of award when you actually do accomplish something. you see what I mean? the trophies that you get when you're younger are just sort of morale boosters, I was probably the worst kid on the team, but I still got a trophy.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:40 AM
 
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when I was much younger, I played baseball for the township. they had to give every kid a trophy, or else the ones who didn't get a trophy would feel bad and cry. when ur an adult or a teenager, your more mature, so obviously you don't cry over dumb stuff like that. you only a trophy, or ribbon, or whatever kind of award when you actually do accomplish something. you see what I mean? the trophies that you get when you're younger are just sort of morale boosters, I was probably the worst kid on the team, but I still got a trophy.

Yeah and then they would go be good at something else. It's PATHETIC to give every kid a trophy.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Angry Accomplishments?

what as a 12 year old?
Even if they were earned back then why would anyone in their 20's , 30's etc. want to keep around records of their accomplishments when they were 8-16? Who is left to impress?
Agree: try to recycle also agree about every kid now getting a trophy for just showing up..Most of the parents are not even at the games to watch their kids they are at yoga or out playing golf while one or two dedicated parents have to baby sit these other kids
What a mess this country has become !
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Yeah and then they would go be good at something else. It's PATHETIC to give every kid a trophy.
Ehhh. It depends on the age of the kid. A six year old getting a trophy for his pee-wee soccer team, you know the ones where they kick the ball into any goal, they will probably get super excited to get the trophy and want to play again next year.
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