well suddenly this at least partially explains why so many of us are so bad at taking compliments
@nex3 participation trophies were always about the self esteem of the parents, not the kids, in my opinion.
@ccppurcell @nex3 I'm Gen X; one year in elementary school they wouldn't let me enter the science fair because I had won it too many times already.
My mother is a boomer I guess? and was told by her singing teacher that "some birds are nightingales, others are just to look pretty".
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