Monday, July 13, 2009

Life Lessons

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip:

You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just think about them.

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.

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. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's the rest of the 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 simply are the ones who care the most!


Penny said...

Until just a few years ago, I could name almost EVERY teacher I've ever had--- even jr. and high school when we had a different one in each subject.
Even now, I can name all of my teachers in elementary school, except for the ones I only had for two months in the 4th grade.
Maybe that's why I am a teacher! My fifth grade one REALLY stood out and inspired me--- Ann Hanna and she even came to my 11th birthday party that year! She gave me a "The Walton's" board game. How that for leaving an impression?! =)

Linda said...

It is so neat that your teachers made such an impact on your life. I can't remember individual names, but I remember values, lessons, responsibility, respect, and other things that my teachers taught.

Teaching is a wonderful profession, and I am so proud of those who teach!