One of the biggest differences I find in general between people my age people older than me is that the previous generation has more trouble taking credit for what they do.
How to Think Like a Millennial
Todd Brison
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It’s called humility. You seem to have overlooked the far greater benefit derived from a job well done. Trade in all of those participant’s trophies, dig in and do the work and stop wasting time fishing for compliments.