It's disgusting to me, that people who work hard and deserve credit for their good work, seem to not gain as much attention and credit as others who whine and complain about NOT having the credit, when they do nothing to deserve the credit.
A prime example.... Our school system.....
The kids, who work their ass off for "A" grades get absolutely nothing that they SHOULD, compared to kids who get lower grades. (This includes attention, because negative attention is the exact same thing as positive attention, to our brain)
Our society gives these "low grade" students every chance in the world to "get their grades up", even though they've ALREADY had every chance in the world.
This includes silly stupid things from bringing cupcakes in to their teacher, getting signatures on a piece of paper from a parent or bringing canned food in for poor people. These great brainstorms, are getting more senseless and foolish as the years go by.
This type of "extra credit work" makes the "A grade" student feel like he/she has worked for nothing.
The constant re-evaluation teachers give our "low-grade" students, tend to make the "A grade" students think, "why should I work so hard for my grades when all I have to do at the end of the semester is to bring in a can of chili"......
Of course, working for the good things in life is the ultimate goal, but we are teaching children that there is ALWAYS an easy way out. This sense of entitlement and "the easy way out" attitude is being ingrained into our minds.
There is NOT an easy way out in the real world.
You FUCK up in life ----- A CAN OF CHILI ISN'T GOING TO HELP YOU!!