Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What's the point?

A friend e-mailed this to me and it seemed like a good thing to share.


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 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 Miss America.
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?

None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are not 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.

Easier?

Did you get the point? Did you?

6 comments:

WriterKat said...

Got it! Good point, it puts it all in perspective.

The Anti-Wife said...

Kat,
Perspective is the perfect word.

moonrat said...

thanks for this... i might have to steal it later and post it on my blog.

The Anti-Wife said...

Moonrat,
Feel free! It's a good message to spread.

Trée said...

Point well taken. I must have needed to hear this this morning. Thank you for sharing.

wordtryst said...

I got this in an e-mail some time ago, and it's good to be reminded again of what's important.