Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.

You don't have to actually answer the questions.
 Just ponder on them. 

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the  world. 

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 

4  Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress! s. 

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.


How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. 

These are no second-rate achievers. 

They are the best in their fields. 

But the applause dies.. 

Awards tarnish.. 

Achievements are forgotten. 

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school. 

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. 

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile. 

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: 

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentialsthe most money...or the most awards. 

They simply are the ones who care the most

'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia !'


Angela Ackerman said...

I like this--a good reminder for the upcoming holiday for sure.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Carol Riggs said...

Great reminder! These are the important things. And the writing community is a fantastic place to find helpful people, and to help others. LOL--love your bit about it being tomorrow in Australia!

Colene Murphy said...

Awe...I really like this...

Golden Eagle said...

Excellent post. It's so true.

Southpaw said...

Great post. It's good to remember what counts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's the people in our lives that matter most.
Although I really can name the last five Heisman Trophy and World Series winners. Guess I watch too much sports!

Misha Gerrick said...

So true! Thanks for this wonderful reminder.


Buffy Andrews said...

Loved this. And it's sooooo true.

Dominic de Mattos said...

This was great! Thanks for sharing