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Applause for Every ActionHard work is often the key to success But with todays generation compliments are also needed to reach a certain goal Most people are still longing for praise and they are fully aware that it could produce negative effects In his essay The Most Praised Generation Goes to Work Jeffrey Zaslow claims that overpraising especially in the workplace is noxious because every worker would then expect to be praised for every little thing they are doing Though some of his arguments are questionable I concur with Zaslow The pressure of the real world the way the parents raise their children together with lack of criticism would create an insensible world because its inhabitants live with great and impossible expectations It is true that our parents overdid praising us particularly with very little accomplishments Zaslow argues that many withholders are now joining Americas praise parade to hold on to young workers 553 This statement is specifically for the current generation Those who are from the old generation prefer to be praised publicly and we as members of generation Y thirst for self-fulfilling treats Zaslow also states how the current generation gets frustrated after working so hard and not receiving any praise at all For me this claim is an example of undervaluing youngsters I belong to generation Y but it does not mean that I am a product of the overpraising phenomenon Though my parents never really complimented me on my achievements I know that they feel proud deep inside Yes were raised on praise Most of us consider compliments as beneficial and needed badly Self-esteem gives us strength to boost ourselves when it comes to working and convert disappointments to improve rather than taking criticisms personally Pressure from the modern world is also one of the reasons why most young adults expect praise after doing something right Zaslow claims It has created a culture where you have to have instant feedback or
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