Competitors and leaders prepare themselves for becoming associated with that which is worthy of the greatest honor or distinction. What we drive, where we live, the attire we wear and the trinkets we display all serve to mark us as having escaped from the monotony and tedium of ordinariness. Some may scoff ignorantly and shout materialism. They miss the point entirely. It is one of life's simple pleasures to create your own identity, and to reinforce others' acceptance of your creation by displaying carefully selected props such as a pair of Commanders metal eyeglass frames.