Monday, December 10, 2007

Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions.. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.

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.
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.

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 the ones that care .


kathy said...

VIV . how true this is --- you must have such a lovely heart -- I am the Shepherding director for a large group at church ---People just want someone to care and listen , about their hurts , habits or hangups . It is a privilege to get to know you and share in the swap -- It seems like this art blogging community sees things with the heart not just their eyes . I have a journal that stays by my computer -- the first I ever altered -- I include things that touch my heart -- I especially love this one ---
"There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up " -- John A. Holmes --- kATHY

Mary Isabella said...

That is so true. To this day I credit my 5 grade teacher for my love of history and wanting to know all the facts. Thanks for a great post. Mary

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

This is excellent; thank you for sharing! :)

barbara burkard said...

how true this is! if we'd only learn this earlier in life...when all the blinding bling distracts us...hugz

aless.erre said...

Hi dear!!!!
I don't recived nothing and I mus wait for send because here in Italy there is a great stike of trasporters, so don't get away mail!

Sandy said...

This really gets you thinking! I'll be praying that your kids have a safe trip this week!!!



Julie said...

Wow - that is one great post and so very true! Thank you for your sweet comment on my photo in my blog. Grrr - cause I hate that I am starting to look older. Actually told Madison, when she was born that if she called me Aunt Julie - I would buy her a pony! snicker snicker!

Heartinmyhand said...

Oh how true. I agree with Barbara. If only we had figured this out when we were younger.

Brenda said...

I love this, Viv.. thanks for sharing!