I have always wondered what ovation means to the person receiving the applause. Is it an ego-boost? Or is it an appreciation of the outstanding work a person has accomplished? Or has it just become a standard response to do when we welcome a celebrity?
For me, ovation is a simple gesture much like smiling. It’s not hard to do, and it makes other people feel good. If everyone tried to do that, the world would be a much nicer place.