Honestly, I like the concept of giving awards for recognition of their work no matter the size of their contribution to others. But I think we might be going overboard with it. We start giving awards for mere participation or for them just doing their work.
C’mon, you don’t give a postman an award for delivering the mail early or on time. That’s their job. Maybe you give him one for going the extra mile in their service or such. Or maybe a milestone.
It’s like how I’m given an award for Best Soldier, yes I’ve possibly done a lot of work and it feels great to be recognised for it. But ultimately, I’m just still doing my job. A conscription in fact. I didn’t choose to work there, and neither did I choose to do said work. No way did I choose to join the army.
I’ve had that award for slightly over a month now, and I still keep it in the box. I’m not exactly proud to have it around despite others saying that its an honor.
writing papers for elementary foreign language classes makes me feel so dumb because in english i’m fairly articulate but i literally just wrote in german: “I have a door. the door is big. the door is brown. i have a room.” i’m handing this in for a grade.