Monday, April 25, 2011

Facts That Matter

The following came from Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. Don't strain yourself trying to answer the questions - just answer what you can on the first try.

1. Who are the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Who are 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 winners, either for best actor or actress.

6. Who won the last five world series?

How did you do?

Remember - these are not second-rate achievers... these are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Acheivements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now try another quiz:

1. List a three teachers that influenced you before grade 12.

2. Name three friends who have been there for you in difficult times.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of three people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you would enjoy spending an afternoon 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 are the ones that care.


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