Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Food for Thought

I received this from my dad yesterday. I thought it was very thought provoking.

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. 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.


dustin said...

That's a good thought. I was thinking of winning a Nobel prize just to see what that's like but it doesn't seem so important now. I suppose it still might impress the ladies.

Emily said...

that is SO TRUE. we remember and hold dear those who are kind to us and who we love. thanks for posting this.

Bobita said...

Wow! I loved this!

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