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The Charles Schulz Philosophy

I want to share with you an interesting story I came across on the internet. Not sure how true it is but that doesn't take away its relevance.

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 and you'll get the point.

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

  2. Name the last five winners of the Miss world pageant

  3. Name ten people who won Nobel or Pulitzer prize

  4. Name the last Half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress

Tell me, how did you do on these?

The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

These are the best in their fields and yet no one remembers them.

The applause dies. Trophies rust. Achievements forgotten.

Here's another quiz. See how you do in 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 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


What did you gather from this story?

Don't you feel, like I do, the people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most success, the most money or most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.

I would add to this philosophy and say: Think about what you spend more time on. What takes your mind space? Something, that helps you grow and care more and help people more or restrict or limit yourself.

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