Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Philosophy of Charles Schultz


The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name t he 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.
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.

Easier?

The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials...the most money...or the most awards.
They are simply the ones that care the most.

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia .."(Charles Schultz)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Roz said...

That was great....

Had to call hubby to come and have a read.

10:10 pm  
Blogger laspapi said...

I like this. I couldnt recall all the names that fanfare and accolades had followed just a shortwhile before.

12:22 am  
Blogger Jaycee said...

I like that....sooo TRUE!!!

3:19 am  
Blogger KemiMamaLopes said...

Excellent. I remember the best teachers I had. In my book, the most important people are the ones quietly going about their business.

9:12 am  
Blogger Uzo said...

I read an article in Time a few weeks ago that detailed how depressive and suicidal Charles was...killed it for me...

5:47 pm  
Blogger Ore said...

You're tagged!!!! Check out my blog for details.
http://orenotes.blogspot.com/2007/12/7-wierd-things-about-me.html

8:56 pm  

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