Here's a zinger: does someone telling you you're the best make you better? Pause a second for what that means for you. Well, it will surely help you sell more of whatever you're selling. And we're all selling something, even if it's just ourselves. With that in mind, we watch the Oscar's and smile with those being recognized for their fine work that inspires us with the silver screen. Pardon my waxing poetic, but good movies stir me.
Philosophically, fame can throw a wrench in "right for right's sake." But only if you forget that accolades originate to afford us simple gratitude. The window dressing of speeches and photo ops that make it fun and fluid. The transformation from potential to marvel from others imparts us with strength. Oh, and there's that funny thing called pride, too.