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SoccerGirl3373
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Jabuticaba
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Should everyone geta trophy???? :)

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Started: 3/26/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SoccerGirl3373

Con

NO BUT WHAT DO U THINK so post ur opinion
Jabuticaba

Pro

I think everyone should. It gives children a boost in self-esteem.

" All kids have self-esteem, and having healthy or positive self-esteem is really important. It can help you hold your head high and feel proud of yourself and what you can do, even when things don't seem to be going so well." [1]

Self-esteem is important in kids, and gives them hope and pride for future situations. Giving everyone trophies helps with their self-esteem, makes them happy and helps with future challenges, which is why everyone should get a trophy.

Source:
1.http://kidshealth.org...#
Debate Round No. 1
SoccerGirl3373

Con

People are not rewarded for doing what's required. For example, a student doesn't get an A for just coming to class, a employer doesn't get a raise/ get paid for just showing up to work, and so on. So we should only give out trophies to the people who deserve them most.
Jabuticaba

Pro

But at such a young age, we should all be seeing ourselves as winners. All participants tried their best, which is what is required. They worked hard, giving them the A they deserve. They went to work, which gives them the money they deserve. Same instance here. Just because they didn't win doesn't mean they don't deserve a trophy.

All children should get trophies for self esteem and self confidence, as I have already explained. Not giving out trophies would have disappointed children who worked so hard and earned nothing. It will teach kids hard work will get you nowhere.
Debate Round No. 2
SoccerGirl3373

Con

When everyone gets a trophy they don't mean as much if few kids get a trophy. If few kids gets trophies.
Then the kids who did not will work hard to get a trophy too. For one I'm actually 12 but my account says twenty three (it's under my moms name) and everyone in my class(we're doing a report on this topic) says no. So that's how kids feel about it. Kids like to have competition kids enjoy only few people getting trophies. Are we not fighting for kids to
Play sports. Shouldn't the kids get a say in this policy. Trophies were made for the winners not the losers trophies are supposed to be a one in a lifetime thing not every game thing it's not fair to the people who deserve them that anyone gets them. Some people don't work hard at sports or try their best maybe their mom made them do sports so they rather not really practice and strive to do well. Some kids are like that but when they don't try or work hard for their trophies why do they deserve something. Some might say trophies make kids feel happy about themselves but because everyone gets a trophy they don't even care anymore.
When you walk in to a 12 year old kids room you see about 30 trophies and medals everywhere it probaly looks like you walked into a hall of fame but did you read why he got the trophies? On the trophies read: 26 place, hit the ball, threw the ball, made a basket, they might as well say you put on your clothes here's a trophy. Just remember this is the trophies for all policy that's making this happen.
Jabuticaba

Pro

REBUTTALS

"When everyone gets a trophy they don't mean as much if few kids get a trophy. If few kids gets trophies."

If everyone get's a trophy, meaning doesnt matter. Children will learn that it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it matters if you had fun. This is a common expression that promotes good sportsmanship, which is much better than if only few kids recieved trophies. If few people got trophies, it is human instinct for at least 1 of them to show off to the losing team. Giving only few trophies will induce over-pride, and rudeness, whereas allowing everyone to have a trophy makes everyone happy, and promotes good sportsmanship.

" For one I'm actually 12 but my account says twenty three (it's under my moms name) and everyone in my class(we're doing a report on this topic) says no. So that's how kids feel about it. Kids like to have competition kids enjoy only few people getting trophies. Are we not fighting for kids to play sports. houldn't the kids get a say in this policy."

Just because your class thinks it's a good idea doesn't mean every class in the world agrees. The reason they do this policy is for the children to be happy, the children had a say in this, which is why they made this rule. Having everyone get a trophy is better than only the winning team.

"Trophies were made for the winners not the losers trophies are supposed to be a one in a lifetime thing not every game thing it's not fair to the people who deserve them that anyone gets them."

Well this is a stuck up argument. This is very selfish. First of all what is a trophy? "a cup or other decorative object awarded as a prize for a victory or success." [1] As you can see, it is awarded to those for victory or success. Having a fun game, where they tried their best, and passed their limits is obviously a victory or a success, win or lose. So what gives the winners the right to have a trophy, if everyone is inclined to obtaining one?

"Some people don't work hard at sports or try their best maybe their mom made them do sports so they rather not really practice and strive to do well. Some kids are like that but when they don't try or work hard for their trophies why do they deserve something. "

Because they were team members. Even if they didn't try, their team did, and he was proud to say "I'm a team member!" He obviously cheered his team on, and he listend to his mother to. This is a success, this is a victory, so why not give him a trophy?

" Some might say trophies make kids feel happy about themselves but because everyone gets a trophy they don't even care anymore."

Then there is nothing to lose. This way everyone has a chance to be happy, and the people who aren't aren't sad about it. But if only some people get trophies, half of the participants realise they weren't good enough, and their self-esteem is lowered.

"When you walk in to a 12 year old kids room you see about 30 trophies and medals everywhere it probaly looks like you walked into a hall of fame but did you read why he got the trophies? On the trophies read: 26 place, hit the ball, threw the ball, made a basket, they might as well say you put on your clothes here's a trophy. Just remember this is the trophies for all policy that's making this happen."

Well there is nothing wrong with that. It reminds people that children in this class work hard, and are team members, and made an effort, that is a victory, that is a success, so these children deserve trophies as well.

ARGUMENTS/CONCLUSION

As you can see, giving everyone a trophy would be beneficial, whereas only giving the winners trophies would make the losing children dissapointed, and lower their self-esteem, which leads to bullying, depression then suicide. Giving everyone trophies makes everyone happy, reminds them of good sportsmanship, the importance of having fun, and not being over competitive and pridefull.

Giving everyone trophies would be much better than not giving them trophies. Vote pro!

source:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...


Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by demonlord343 3 years ago
demonlord343
So, everyone does not deserve a trophy? If so, then i agree... everyone is worried about each other's feelings now a days..
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