The world is award-winning crazy and the delicious fact is none of those awards matter!
The awards ceremonies grow exponentially each year. Soon we’ll all be winning awards for just waking up in the morning. In fact, you just won an award right now: The All-Time Great Blog Reader Award!
The press and paparazzi are waiting for you right
beyond the red carpet and don’t forget to mention me on your blog and
provide a link back here from the award button you’ll create for me
Awards are a false effort to separate and stratify us from each other. I’m an award winner. You are not. You are a triple award winner. I am a quadruple-ruple award winner.
The award is never about the deed
or the work accomplished. The award, trophy, special group, are all
merely trinkets pretending to be jewels that are shown-off in public
now only to be later whored-out on a resume or a Curriculum Vitae.
My favorite hated awards are those that charge you a fee first in order
to be considered for your outstanding achievement. Do you know the
stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
are required to purchase their own star and then agree to pay $5,000.00
a year for life for “upkeep” of their star in the sidewalk?
Many people need to feel better about their sad lives by putting their
deeds above the work of others even if the means of their pretend
superiority is rotten and crumbling in the core.
The primary judge of quality and effectiveness in a life is one’s
innate stability and long-term survivability as a relevant force in the
world. That means of living a life that requires dedication and a
concentrated effort to keep emerging as well as always forcing your
work to achieve higher internal levels of living. The final award is
provided upon the decaying of your death as you hope to live on in the
lives of others.
I came to realize the phoniness of the awards process when a major
television, film and theatrical producer told me all the awards shows
were only marketing tools to help good shows that were in financial
trouble get attention in advertising campaigns after the awards were
For the past 20 years I have watched in secret horror as his truth was
confirmed season after season. There are always exceptions to his rule
but more often than not it is the smaller, quality, show that gets a
purposeful boost from an awards show so it can limp on just a bit
You are even seeing the “Awards Affect” on the web and especially in
blogging. There are now new “exclusive” blogging “communities” that
don’t let everyone inside their self-revering catacombs. You must be
voted in or judged worthy or made to stand on your head and spin around
to win the approval of the self-anointed blogging pimps who pretend to
know the meaning of quality and the depth of a life lived online.
When I am approached with — exclusive offers — to stratify my work
away from the mainstream or if I am given an award with the demand that
I then display that award on my site with a link back to the awarding
governor I always graciously decline those trinkets.
I don’t need an award or fake separation to feel better about myself or
the work I create because the greatest award is gifted in the memories
of those who choose to remember me when Iâ€™m gone.