In RL you can give out paragon points as recognition for
A.) Acting like a bitch
C.) Deciding to dip out on fun for responsibilities
In the xbox 360 game mass effect, paragon points are given to the player after they:
A.) Act like a pussy
B.) Skip badass cinematic because they don't want to kill anyone
C.) Release a deadly acid spitting alien into the galaxy because they're fucking retarded
Seb: "Sorry guys I think I'm going to study for that chem exam tomorrow instead of drinking until i black out naked in the lawn"
Scott: "What a bitch"
Eric: "Two paragon points you pussy piece of shit!" (yelling at Seb)
Jason: "Dude! MSI is playing in the city you should totally dip out on work and come with us!"
Fletcher: "Ah shit! I would, but I got work and the manager might be upset with me if I called in on such short of notice."
Jason: "...way to be a tool, paragon points lame ass"