Trophies for participating

If you are considering some concern-trolling about how Kids These Days get a trophy just for participating, here are a few things to think about:

  1. In real life, that hardly ever actually happens.
  2. There are a lot of kids (and grown-ups, too) for whom group activities, crowds, etc. are really hard to cope with and for whom "participation" is a pretty big deal.
  3. You're a heartless jackass intent on ruining things for everyone else under the guise of "just telling it like it is," and perhaps the problem is actually you.
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