How would you react when you deserved a reward and was denied it?
21 Jun 09
Of course it would truly feel humiliating, but what else could you do if the deciding body don't think you deserve it at all? I have come across this experience (but not personally). It was through my cousin who had been really excelling and trying hard to excel in his high school. He reaped a lot of rewards for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities but wasn't granted the Valedictorian title. I don't know the politics inside that school but I could really see in his face that he wasn't happy about the decision. Well, he actually swore he'd not show himself to that school until he'd graduate in college. Anyhow, for me, I don't think I'd really fight for it. I'm not the type who'd really work hard to get rewards or awards. I'd rather that people think that I deserve it rather than me expecting something. Well, I couldn't blame my cousin for feeling that way, because indeed he worked hard for it. But all in all, you can't simply do anything about it. Moping and crying your eyes out wouldn't change a thing. Trying to confront them and proving that they've made the wrong decision would only put more wood in the flame since it could cause a lot of commotion and problems. I know one should fight for our rights, but what has it gotten the so-called heroes by the way? Unless there's an abuse of power, probably I'd fight, but more likely, I'd just let go of such things and live my life. I don't need rewards and awards to prove I'm a successful person anyhow. Actions speaks louder than words. Good luck!