Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What Is Important in Life?

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.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. (at least we all should be able to name one! )
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name Finland's seventh President.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember all of 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.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List two 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.


Anniina said...

I care! Minä rakastan sinua, Isi!

SzélsőFa said...

How good it is to be reminded to the things that really count. Thank you.