Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Be Yourself

The Charles Schulz Philosophy

(This is profound!  Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect!)

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 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?  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.

Be Yourself! Everyone Else Is Taken!


Bob said...

I've seen this before but it always bears repeating.
Best to keep focus on what really matters, eh?

anne marie in philly said...

I was born this way hey! :)

Anonymous said...

What a positive and upbeat post. Very enjoyable.

Who's the guest blogger? :)

I like this rare blogging side of you.

Jon said...

I love this!
It's surprisingly true
completely accurate
and absolutely amazing!
By the way, I've been a huge Peanuts fan since I was a kid. I'm exactly like Schroeder but I identify with the philosophy of Linus....

Ron said...

Yes Bob, best to keep focused on what REALLY matters.


Ron said...

Same here Anne Marie, same here.


Ron said...


Just call me Mitt Romney, I've flipped! :)


Ron said...

I've also been a HUGE Peanuts fan Jon. Yet something else we have in common!


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I've seen this before, too, but it's worth seeing again. Sometimes we forget the simplest truths if we don't remind ourselves from time to time. Thanks for the reminder.

Ron said...


This is the first time I've seen this but I have been told its made the Internet round. I like it. I've always liked Peanuts.