Did you ever get something that you know you didn't deserve. I have. I recall when I was in the 4th of 5th grade our school had a sporting event. This wasn't in competition with other schools but was just for the students in the school I attended. It was outside of Detroit in St. Clair Shores and the name of the school was Wheat Elementary School.
Like all the other students I signed up for several events in which I thought I might do good. Each one of these events was going to award a first place, second place and third place winners. Like the other students I wanted to win.
One of these in which I was going to participate was the running broad jump. It was a pretty spring day, the sun was bright and I was eager to do my best. However, when we got ready to "battle it out" there were only two of us.
Well I did my best, but I came in second place. The other guy won - he got the blue ribbon and I got the second place red ribbon. But in my mind - I didn't look upon it as second place - in my mind I simply lost.
So I went home with a red ribbon from the running broad jump. But instead of being proud for coming in 2nd place (remember there were only two of us) I was embarrassed. I wasn't embarrassed for loosing. I was embarrassed because they gave me a 2nd place red ribbon when I really didn't deserve it. It was certainly nothing I was going to boast about. In fact I didn't even want to tell anyone. Saying I lost - bid deal! that's easy to handle. After all sports was not going to be my life's dream.
I was not about to put my 2nd place red ribbon on display!
Now I bring all this up about winning something you don't deserve in order to ask this question.
Is Barack Obama embarrassed about winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
I would be!