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Should parents pay their children for school results?

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Money rule... the world. Money make... the world we live in to be the most miserable and filthy place because of the methods and the ways through .... people want to make them. We, most of the times, would sell our souls to the devil rather than working fair to fulfill our desire because we want a lot of money and we want it fast.
But should people grow children into thinking that money is their aim, rewarding them for every good thing they do or should they let them do good things as a personal ambition, as something they feel they want to do?
In my opinion, it's better not to reward children when they get good results or when they do something good because so their parents raise them into thinking that everything they'll do will be rewarded, that everything has a price.
Firstly, by paying children for their results at school they will tangle their desire to get money with the ambition to have good grades or to get to know new things. So, if they get paid for every good grade, they will be tempted to recur to other methods to get them (and so their reward) ......... as cheating on tests. Also, using this method, the parents teach them that everything they'll do will have immediate results, thing that isn't valid to everything because, most of the times, we work hard to see a little change in something.
Secondly, being raised by an accomplishment system will make children think that the most important thing in life is money. So, when they'll be grown ups, they'll try every method to make them, because money will become their aim, the most important thing for them. So, they won't care about anything besides that and they'll grow up being selfish and greedy. In the worst case, they'll become similar to the characters from books and movies that only want money and will do everything to make it, even stepping on corpses. In the best case, they'll just get lost in work and the desire to be productive, being hard to them to take time away and to do something that doesn't feel like it's helping their career (and, in the end getting money).
Admittedly, paying children for their results at school could help them, especially when they just can't find the desire to study, when they don't want to do that and when that's just 'the final solution' their parents saw in that moment.
In conclusion, parents shouldn't raise their children into thinking that their school results have to be rewarded with money because, even if that will help them study, it will make them tangle their desire to get money with their ambition and it will make the children grow into thinking that money is the most important thing in life.

Last edited by teacherovi (2018-01-05 10:42:34)

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I think that in general you're right but I think that you exaggerated a little bit in the beginning. Overall I really liked your composition and the way you argued your point of view.

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