i say a LOT that there is not nearly enough validation in society. i had my performance appraisal at work this week (it went amazingly well thank you very much) and i reinforced that we can't have an environment where "i'll let you know if anything is wrong". not only are you required to tell people when something is wrong but you should also be telling them when they're doing it RIGHT.
a kind word of encouragement goes a LOOOOOOOOOONG way and face it, you're going to need that person down the road so ... help them along the path.
h/t to of Wool and Water. that was flipping amazing Dana, thank you.