I worked at the Go Red for Women event for my county this morning. My main job was to man the table where guests filled out registration cards so the AHA could
spam tell them about upcoming events. Guests were hesitant about giving us their information until we told them that the completed card would be entered in a raffle at the end of the event. Then they signed up with no further questions.
Literally. No further questions. Nearly three hundred cards filled out and no one asked what the raffle was for, though a few dozen told us they hoped they won.
How bizarre is it that we, as humans, could not care less about what we win as long as we win something? Is our only goal to be better than others? To be the fastest person running off the edge of the cliff? Does success only exist relative to the failure of others?
For the record, the prize was a bottle of wine.