Charles Shulz Philosophy

>> Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder 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.

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.


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.

Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart.

“Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you'll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you're content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty”. Matthew 23:11-12 (MSG)


Pia Newman April 5, 2011 at 6:18 AM  

What a fantastic post! And oh-so-true.

Joy Bach April 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Thanks, Pia. Yes, it's quite a lesson for us.

Catrina Bradley... April 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

I've read this before, but every time it reminds me to be thankful for people who make life special for us. Thanks, Joy!

Joy Bach April 5, 2011 at 9:29 AM  

Good morning, Cat. Thanks for your comments.

Anonymous,  May 28, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

Thank you for the profound insite. I needed to see, read and take in these passages to truely realize those who bring joy to my life... even if in spare moments I relish in the hope that these very instannces can build a foundation to an unconditional love relationship.

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