November 4, 2006

Philosophy

In a country where celebrity has become and obsession, I thought this was appropriate for today.


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 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.

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.

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 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.

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



9 comments:

  1. I love, love love, Charles Schultz what a great man he was, with a great outlook on life.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great way to put things in perspective!

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  3. This was awesome. I love your heart.

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  4. Wonderful thoughts. So true.

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  5. You're awesome. All VERY, VERY true!

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  6. Very true! Very uplifting to think about!

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  7. Very true! :) Peanuts is one of my favorites.

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