Posted: 30/08/2016 at 11:18
I read a great comment by Bill Bryson, the writer, about the Honours System today.
He does say he could be accused of hypocracy because he accepted an honorary OBE, but these are his thoughts.
"According to the citation, the award was for services to literature, which is very kind and generous, but what it really meant was that it was for services to myself, because I didn't do anything I wasn't going to do anyway. That's the problem with honours, you see. On the whole, people are rewarded just for being themselves, which, in a lot of cases, frankly is quite enough already"
I couldn't express it better myself, which is probably why he's a writer in the first place, and I'm not.