Tiffany & Co. creates iconic trophies for many of the world’s greatest sporting events. Inspired by the transcendent form and energy of competition, these symbols of athletic achievement have been reserved for competitors with the highest standards of excellence.
FIRST TO BUY GETS THE 1ST PLACE TROPHY
second TO BUY GETS 2nd PLACe
third TO BUY GETS 3rd PLACe
EVERYONE ELSE...TOOK PART
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For decades, Tiffany has made trophies for winners. Until now.
Participation trophies give form to a timeless older-generation neurosis: kids these days are too soft and coddled!
Only those with exceptional skill, perseverance in the face of adversity, teamwork, or other such qualities deserve trophies. To offer trophies unearned makes a mockery of fair competition.
But life, alas, is not fair. One individual characteristic trumps all others, be it talent or hard work: wealth. The primary predictor of success for children is familial wealth, the key determinant of wealth is luck, and the same elder generation bemoaning the theoretical Participation Paradigm bears responsibility for wearing away any existing semblance of economic meritocracy.
It’s the American way: those who can’t play, pay!