… we have of late, we Americans, to our detriment, come to love accolades more than genuine achievement. We have come to see them as the point — and we’re happy to compromise standards, or ignore reality, if we suspect that’s the quickest way, or only way, to have something to put on the mantelpiece …
David McCullough, Jr – High school commencement speech 2012
How better to describe our society; form over substance if you will. How better to describe the cackling of politicians over accomplishments which are no more than effort without measure or follow up or result sustained.
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