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Happy New Year - The Charles Schulz Philosophy

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Charles Schulz Philosophy

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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 ponder on them.

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 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 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, like I did

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

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"
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    AMEN!!!!! Glad to see you're still here, Beautiful! I wish you the best of everything this
    new year... blessings, joy, success and grace in abundance!!!!

    {{{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}}}
    3491 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/2/2012 3:07:52 AM
    I have read this before, but it is a good reminder. Thanks.

    And all the very best for the coming year!

    3492 days ago
    Good points.

    But personally, most of the award winners have not influenced our own lives. We have been influenced by our elders, teachers, church, family and friends and sadly social media (and not for the good).

    Just yesterday, a co-worker had been contemplating something I said to her. It had made her rethink how she did something. It was so profound that it had bothered her all day. She is worldly, a teacher and an activist, but sometimes we have to be reminded by our friends and family what is important in our lives or what we want to be for others.

    3493 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    On careful thought, those with the most awards tend to influence the human life for better the most. For example, to be eligible for a nobel prize, one has to have influenced the human life drastically as a consequence of their original work. With anything less, one cannot be even eligible.

    The only difference is that we don't personally know them. We tend to remember what is special to us, probably we just label it as "only for us and not for any other person". For example, a good teacher will teach us a difficult topic easily, and we will get connected, but guess what: He does it all the time, and he does it to many others. But we disregard that part: He is our teacher, not anyone elses.

    I am not trying to spoil the mood, just trying to figure out why we humans act the way we do. Just my 2 cents...

    Happy new year!
    3493 days ago
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