Saturday, 5 November 2011

Off Appriciation

We are in a constant need of a moral booster, and in most cases from someone else! My observations go in favor of - "Appreciation is (for some odd reason taken to be as) the best motivation!" I do agree that appreciation is one of the ways of getting encouraged, but it's certainly not the end of the list. And more important, not the best means!

Since the focus is on appreciation in this post, lets try and define what is appreciation,  deeper and relevant to us in the real sense. One of the dictionary explanations says - "Appreciation is the recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things." Keeping this as the background, 2 things should be taken into consideration - First, that of the periphery of judging the performance on quality, value, significance or magnitude; and secondly, who is appreciating in the same periphery.

So why is the periphery so important? Simply because it avoids vagueness, brings in more clarity, and defines the limits of evaluation. And the other side of the same coin is the auditor. It sounds such a perfect form of moral booster if it goes this way! 

Given the abusing of this term off late, it only makes me wonder - of what importance is an appreciation which has no authenticity? 

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