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Many of the larger communities in the USA offer business awards called “Forty Under Forty” or “Thirty Under Thirty.” The awards recognize exemplary achievements of a limited group of individuals in those age categories.
I’ve seen numerous résumés that include the line item, “Recipient of the prestigious Forty-Under-Forty award.” It’s obviously viewed by many as a milestone achievement.
But the concept has gone too far.
Incredibly, there’s now a “Six Under Six” award for exceptional post-toddlers. This one is sponsored by ad hoc parent groups that have sprung up around the country. The award recognizes “above and beyond behavior” among four and five-year-olds.