Peanuts Philosophy

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Anyways, on with today’s piece, which is based on an e-mail I received from a good friend. It’s quite clever and very very sweet if one would ask me. So here it is, enjoy! 😀


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 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.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and

6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

friendsThe 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 are the ones that care.

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.

3 Replies to “Peanuts Philosophy”

  1. sa totoo lang simpleng simple ang tanong pero ang hirap sagutin 🙂 lalo na kung wala kang maisip na isagot kung sino sino yan sa buhay mo …. ibig sabihin walang kwenta ang buhay mo dahil wala kang naaalala miski sino sa kanila tsk tsk tsk

  2. A few years back, when I'd given up hope of ever coming close to a Nobel in physics (haha!) I decided that I'd be happy just having made a difference — a positive change — in people's lives.

    That's what truly lasts, after all. Fame is nice, but it doesn't do anything once you're dead.

    (Cute kittens!)

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