Agree with the above. This is a great article by Dr. Gray.

I grew up in the "pre-structured" era. Kids engaged in play and activities with little on no adult supervision. So most activities had to be intrinsically motivating. Otherwise we wouldn't do them. Any extrinsic satisfaction such as a winning a pick-up game of basketball or catching a fish was gravy on top of the pleasure of just shooting hoops or fishing.

So yeah, if a kid is pushed early into activities that are controlled by adults and not intrinsically satisfying, it's easy to forecast out a continuum of low intrinsic satisfaction into adulthood with that parental model. The high grades and useless awards are all a kid walks away with.

Essentially, kids are not learning how to be happy on their own terms. Which is a shame...