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More times then not if you participate in a contest, you will probably get a prize of some sort. Which I think is just teaching kids that even if they lose they still get something, and I believe that kids shouldn't be taught that. What I mean is it's a nice concept, if you want to make everyone feel good. I believe that participation trophies are nice, but what do they really help, making people feel better about themself? Even when i was younger if you got an A on your test you got a sticker, and if you failed you still got a sticker. We have made an outstanding effort to make all kids feel special, to try to boost their self esteem. Has it actually worked though? An article called ‘The Trophy Syndrome’ states “We inhabit a self- congratulatory
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