- Nathan Zhang
- San Mateo, CA
- United States
Is "word inflation" on praises and an excess of "great job" comments degrading to our society?
As I grew up, I got disparaging remarks after bad assignments and encouragement after good completions, yet I notice today that many teachers say "good job" even though the child's work is less than satisfactory (even the teachers' show it). I wonder if this has a degrading effect on our future societal development (I worry about having a bunch of employees who can't take criticism.) Just for reference, I think it is having an impact, as I now meet children who cry after not getting a reward for homework completion.