Medals and victories

phelpsSome people have earned Olympic gold medals for weightlifting, backstroke, or archery.

Some have made it, limping, to the end of the day.

Some have published books and earned large research grants.

Others have successfully made dinner for the kids and earned the right to collapse on the couch at last.

Some earn recognition for their athletic, academic, financial achievements.

Others wrestle a million demons to the ground every day – and earn resentment and disapproval for not smiling.

 

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