Paying Compliments Pays

"I can live for two months on one good compliment." Mark Twain (1835-1910) Famous Writer, author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

I was brought up in an Asian culture where family members do not usually compliment one another openly - for fear of puffing up one's pride and inducing complacency. No doubt this fear is rightly justified to a certain extent but it somehow caused us to move to the other end of the spectrum: minimal praise and maximal criticism.

We all yearned to be recognised and praised - so let's always seek to find something good about our family members to compliment on.

Remember, the benefits of giving compliments far outweigh the risks of giving too many compliments; your compliment might be the key factor in motivating someone when the going gets tough!


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