Silver vs bronze medals Silver may come before bronze on the Olympic podium, but it lags behind on the happiness scale. Psychologists have discovered that bronze medalists tend to be more satisfied with their prize than silver medalists.
"I think if I was an Olympic athlete, I would rather come in last than win the silver, if you think about it. You know, you win the gold, you feel good. You win the bronze, you think, well, at least I got something. But you win that silver, that's like congratulations, you almost won. Of all the losers, you came in first of that group."
---- Jerry Seinfeld, comedian