Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Prestige



  
Prestige is defined as widespread respect and admiration for a person or institution based upon achievements and reputation for high quality, excellence, and success.  


For example, Ivy League universities are prestigious because of their reputation for being the best of the best, renowned for Nobel prize professors, brilliant students, and high-quality education. 

 
Imagine if scandals were to rock these universities professors plagiarized their works and students were to cheat their way into admittance.  


What would happen to these Ivy League universities then?


Then their reputation will no longer be Ivy League excellent, and their institution disreputable and face disaccreditation.


Imagine if the Navy Seals, instead of following honor codes, dishonor themselves in dishonorable conduct and cowardice, never defending honor or their country and fellow Seals.  


Then their reputation would be that of a Big Chicken Dinner and not that of a Seal.


Imagine court justices never follow the Constitutional framework, honest service, the rule of law and always side with the guilty.  


What would this type of disreputable court be known as?  


A Kangaroo Court.


Without adherence to the standards of excellence, it becomes impossible to have and maintain prestige.


Without prestige, there is no reputation for excellence and top standing.


And if corrupted further, their reputation will fall more and be downgraded from the reputable to the disreputable; a disgraceful state of ill repute.




Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....