The Riddle of Reward

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Reward| noun | a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement.

I go to work. My reward, I get paid.

I hit my targets. My reward, I get a bonus.

I helped hit a milestone. My reward, I get a gift.

Most people think of reward as simply a label, a thing that indicates and describes what will be given to compensate for a specified action or behaviour. But is life merely a set of transactional dealings? Is it simply a never-ending negotiation of offers in return for our time, attention and energy?

Now let’s modify that noun to make it an adjective.Let’s see how it can change things….