Everybody wants me

I am the gesture that puffs up and humbles. I am the reward of heros and the motivation of hypocrites. I am the desire of children and adults alike. I am the reason many people turn their lives around. I could very well be the reason why you exist. Everybody wants me. One way or another, they desire me and they go to different lengths to get me. Children finish their meals, do their home work and act like saints because they want me from their parents.
Ladies wear fancy clothes and fine jewelry for me. They doll up and look pretty because they want me. They want me from friends and lovers .
Men work hard and earn good money. They work good jobs and wear tailor made suits. For me. My least chasers are the hypocrites. They want me the most are the least willing to work for me. Always faking and pretending. Doing the least and getting the most. I hate them. No one should be rewarded for doing nothing.
You may be reading this and think to yourself “that’s a lie. She doesn’t know me”. But in that moment, you’ve done it again. In telling yourself that you are not shallow, you patted yourself on the back. And rewarded yourself with a little bit is me. Well-done.
I am the gesture that puffs up and humbles. I am the reward of heros and the motivation of hypocrites. I am the desire of children and adults alike. I am PRAISE
In response to the daily prompt
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