I’m a highly competitive person and have always been such. But one thing I hate is receiving an award.
When I was a kid I spent a lot of time ‘achieving’ as much as I could. I was in All State Band, I competed in piano competitions (and won scholarships cause of it), I played trombone in a semi-professional big band that toured the world. I received my eagle scout award when I was 13 years old (there were only two of us that year that got it that early). I graduated high school with a community college degree and graduated from UW with two bachelor degrees.
I’ve continued to receive awards over the years. Lately I’ve received numerous commendations and awards from Toastmasters (my title is ACB, ALB if you like alphabet soup).
None of this means much to me.