August 13, 2005

Charles Schultz Philosophy - Lazy post

This is something I got in my email today. I thought it was really worth sharing.

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 the e-mail 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.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner 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. Acheivements 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 that care.
Thank you, readers, for being a part of this list :)

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

(Charles Schultz)

The Beaver

P.S. Thank you, Xoloitzquintle from Mexico for posting on my guestmap.

10 comments:

Salt Water said...

SUPER FANTASTICO!!!

cityangelz said...

Hey Beaver!! Loved it.. Guess what?? It's 4.39 am here in singapore and i just can't sleep after i woke up at 2.. Thanks goodness for internet!! I've updated by the way..

Liquidplastic said...

Now this made my day!

Victoria said...

Very cute and true!

Salt Water said...

Beav, I wanted to send an invite to you from flickr, but I could not find an email link for you. So, I thought I might try sending you my flickr site in the hopes that you would want to start one and share some of your world travel pictures with your loyal blog fans. Thanks and please forgive the presumptions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodwater/?saved=1

Beaver said...

Siti : So indeed, it was already another day elsewhere !

Thanks Vick, and Amias !

Salt Water :
You might see on the side bar of this blog 2 links called Pics of Senegal. (First 3 months, Last three months)

For now, this is all the digitalized pics I have, but there's roughly 500 pictures in there :) It should keep y'all busy and leave me enough time to digitalize the rest :)

Thanks for your interest !

Adam said...

I have a question about your template and was wondering if you could help me out. Nice site by the way.

mimimeister said...

hey that is so sweet! ok in answer to your comment on my blog about fasting, usually if you're not in the best health you don't have to fast (but it'ss up to your Rabbi to really decide that). However on Yom Kippur and Tisha B'av almsot everyone must fast - these are the two most important fasts. I wrote a little on my blog about 'my faith' as you suggested i do. so you can check it out and the links i put in, if you want. bye!

Adam said...

Thanks for replying, I am trying to get my comments to show the author but have not been able to find the correct source code for it. I was wondering if you could mail the source code your using to print out the authors name.

Cricketina said...

This was too cute!! Just what we all need to hear when life gets a little rough. I particularly like the last quote.