Severance means breaking a bond. ¬†What happens when the bond between success and rewards has been so severely severed? ¬†
If the system we use to keep score merely tells us¬†who takes the most, but bears no relation to merit, then where is the motivation to obtain a high score?¬†¬†¬†Past a certain point money doesn‚Äôt motivate, but its absence aggravates. ¬†In fact, because people look upwards rather than downwards, a high reward can create discontent. ¬†The higher you go, the¬†bigger the¬†gap¬†with the¬†next person above.¬†¬†
The best rewards come from real achievement and the sense of self-worth that comes with it.