“We work hard, give our very best effort, and yet no one seems to notice, let alone appreciate what we’ve done. That influences us to say, “Well, I won’t express appreciation to others for their work, I won’t acknowledge their accomplishments.” This vicious cycle runs its dizzying circuit until the love and humanity that can exist among people has been suffocated. Why does this happen? Because of the myth of the zero-sum-game of appreciation.”
From the Appreciation and the Myth of the Zero-Sum Game on the Deseret News.