"The amazing thing about a dancing bear is not how gracefully it waltzes but that it dances at all."
I fear becoming a dancing bear. I am afraid that I have become a dancing bear. I don't like the idea of being a dancing bear. It disgusts me more than I can say.
I am constantly being praised for the ordinary. "Karl, you're so independant!" "It's great that you can do so much." I'm not waltzing all that gracefully, but people are impressed that I am dancing at all.
Undeserved praise for mediocre achievement offends me.