There are all kinds of awards out there that celebrate individual (or team) accomplishments: the Nobel Prize, the Stanley Cup, the Pulitzer, the Medal of Freedom, to name just a few.
I’m all for recognizing the incredible achievements of the select few. After all, it’s the kind of ambition and drive these great people possess that propels us forward and helps us come up with new ideas and inventions.
But in my opinion, our society is missing the kind of prizes that would celebrate basic citizenship, reward people for doing the right thing, and help unite us as caring and considerate human beings.
To remedy this problem, I would like to propose three new awards to help take one small step toward saving the world by encouraging people to do the little things we all already know we SHOULD be doing: