Is the "Trophies fo rall" policy good?
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I see that you have already debated this topic several times.
Anyways, let's have fun debating this thought-provoking topic!
But anyways, Trophies become mean less and give out
The wrong message. Kids need to learn to deal with diss appointment
That's why I say no to the trophies for all policy
Before I make my arguments, I would like to rebut some of Con's arguments.
1. "Trophies become mean less"
I am assuming that Con is saying that trophies lose meaning as they are handed out to all participants. However, this is not true. Giving out trophies to all does not change the implications of trophies. Trophies symbolize victory and winning. Even if they are handed out to all participants, trophies still do symbolize winning. Not only that, trophies for all policy provides the trophies with new meanings such as encouragement and optimistic potential.
2. "[Trophies for all policy] gives out the wrong message"
I would like to know what this "wrong message" is and how this message is defined as "wrong."
3. "Kids need to learn to deal with disappointment"
I agree with Con that that kids need to learn resiliency and disappointment. However, trophies for all policy will have minimal effects on this issue. Kids, even at young ages, know the differences between winning and losing. Even if they receive trophies at the end of the tournament, they experience disappointment through losing games. Since, the kids know what losing is, they learn to bounce back and play better in future games. Children also learn to cope with disappointment through different ways such as bad grades.
Now for my arguments.
Trophies for all policy motivates children to pursue their interests even if they may not be the best at them. This effect can be explained through B.F. Skinner's Operant Conditioning. Trophies act as positive reinforcers. They are desirable consequences that urge children to continue to work assiduously on their interests. As direct rewards, trophies strengthen the will of the children to pursue their interests.  Also, children realize that they are as good as the winning team, which motivates them. In addition, the actual winners are also motivated. They see the other participants also receiving trophies and may recognize the need to work harder and to get better to be truly recognized as outstanding.
Children learn from trophies for all policy. As I mentioned earlier, children are able to determine winners and losers at early ages through various social activities that involve trivial amount of competition. By providing trophies for all, the society is teaching the children lessons such as recognizing the existence of joy and rewards even in aversive and unfavourable situations.
I await Con's rebuttals and arguments.
SoccerGirl3373 forfeited this round.
Con failed to provide strong arguments substantiated by solid evidence.
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Vote Placed by etherealvoyager 2 years ago
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