Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

You may be familiar with this. I have read it before and recently received it in an email. It is one of those, hmmm makes you think kind of things. I do not know where it originates from but felt it was Blog worthy.

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 it.

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.
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.

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"


rosaria said...

Just Brilliant! A wonderful holiday sentiment! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

An English Shepherd said...

Merry Christmas to you all :-)


A human kind of human said...

Brilliant! and true. I will keep this in mind as a life lesson. We so often forget to focus on the things that really matters, well at least I do.