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I wish more people understood that people, like dogs, need their good behavior rewarded. My dogs cheerfully do what I ask of them because they know they will get some kind of positive reward – tummy rubs, ball throwing, treats or a happy “good girl!” But I don’t observe nearly enough people being appreciated. If people were properly appreciated, then they would, as logic goes, they would conduct more good behaviors which get them more appreciation. So which comes first, the good deeds or the rewards? I say the rewards. Do a good deed today and see if any one notices. If not, that’s okay too. There is always tomorrow.


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