I want a stupid award
November 30, 2000

I don't understand why it is that only smart people are the ones who get awards. It's not fair. No, seriously. I know what you're thinking. Only those who try deserve an award. But you're wrong.

Those people who are smart enough to get award are only smart because they were blessed were a smart sperm and a smart egg. The only reason why there were chosen to be *gifted* was by natural selection, taht's it. So why do they deserve an award for an already pre-determined thing. It's not my fault I wasn't selected to be a genius. I do the best I can with what I have though, and I feel taht entitles me to an award.

I should be allowed the priviledge of getting up in front of the school and recognized for my talents. Those people like me, who fall into the less then above average category should be recognized just as much as those who are above average.

What does this tell me about myself? I mean, seeing those other people get up and get awards for a variety of things isn't good for my self-esteem. It doesn't make me want to strive harder to be intelligent like them. No. It makes me sad. It makes me hurt inside because I'll never be like them.

For once in my life, I want an average award. I want an award for being myself. For being just average. We all deserve to be recognized for out average abilities. We were born like this, we can't help how hwe are. We just are. This *is* our potential. No one can ever tell us ever again that we're not living up to our potential because we are. I want a stupid award!