Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thoughts For Thursday - The Important People In Our Lives

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 it 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 Contest.
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. They are not 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 the ones who care.

{click photo for a larger view}

I will be back tomorrow with instructions to the cool technique
that I used on this card.

4 comments:

Manna said...

The card is beautiful! Can't wait to find out how you do it! TFS Schultz's philosophy!

Blueyecicle said...

Amen to that

Dana said...

Erin, So TRUE! It really makes sense when you put it like that!
dana

Jan Scholl said...

for the first set of questions, I knew them all but the Ms AMerica (other than the newest one as she is a Michigander like me) I am a trivia freak and have at least a thousand books on it from all over the world. (If I ever get on Jeapardy I will have to win) but the second set is the most important. For several of the questions, I had the same person listed. Interesting I think.