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Not in Praise of Praise
November 21, 2017
Most people affirm pleasure to be the good, but the finer sort of wits say it is knowledge.
-Plato
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In her article that is used as the basis for the "Out of the Box" Training Kit, Not in Praise of Praise, Kathleen Grey writes that "praise as it is commonly used, expressed through an excess of wow words, is too frequently a manipulation. As such, it breeds resistance and suspicion (which may be only half consciously felt) and acts to weaken the connection between the praiser and the praised. And for many people, it sets up a puzzling dilemma. 'If I do this again so I can get this praise again, will I be doing it of my own accord or because I’m hooked on having this person's praise?'"





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