The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

No Gold Stars

Jun
19

The Recovering Pessimists: No Gold Stars -- You don't get gold stars, accolades, pats on the back, etc. because you made an effort. That's not how any of this works. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #therecoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist**Begin Transmission**

I have an issue with the “I deserve because I tried” mentality. Many like to believe this is solely an issue with the younger generations. I disagree. I’ve encountered older people who think the same way. 

It really irritates me.What about those who not only make an effort but succeed in their effort? What does that show them?

What about those who not only make an effort but succeed in their effort? What does that show them?

It shows them that all they have to do is make an effort and they get the same accolades as they would’ve gotten for trying & succeeding.

What really irritates me about that mentality is that people feel like they should get praise for doing what they’re expected to do (e.g., pay bills, go to school, etc.).

You don't get a gold star for doing what's expected. Click To Tweet

That’s not how this thing called life works.

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