The case for words of kindness and encouragement that aren’t Tweeted, reply-all’d, or shouted out at the company party

Public praise is such an important human tradition, there’s even a fancy word for it: panegyric. When Pericles praised the dead Athenians in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian Wars, that was a panegyric. Cardi B praising Bernie Sanders in a Tweet was also a panegyric. And when my friend Adam…

Joshua David Stein

Joshua David Stein is the editor-at-large at Fatherly and the author of both children's and adult books.

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