There is nothing like the buzz one gets from recognition and acknowledgement. And we know that people who feel appreciated and honoured are more effective in community and feel better about themselves. They are not afraid to use their talents.
An article in the Economist in 2007 reported research that suggests – that barring physical accidents or the sudden onset of fatal illness – Nobel Prize winners and top executives live longer and healthier than their less honoured peers. It seems to be more stressful at the bottom than at the top! People who don’t get the affirmation that comes with honour often live in a “state of chronic vulnerability especially when the withholding of due recognition is spiteful or envious.”
Let us commit to paying honour to someone we meet today!