Okay, so according to Snopes, this is not, in fact, the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. But it does make a very good point about the people in our lives, and their importance. So, to whoever did write this, thank you!
You don’t have to answer the questions. Just read the email straight through, and you’ll get the point.
- Name the wealthiest five people in the world.
- Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
- Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
- Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headlines 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.
Okay, this one IS Charles Schulz-
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today…It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”