This quiz has been around since at least 2000 and is usually accredited to “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz. However the Charles Schulz M. Museum patiently explains, at least once a month, that it did not come from Schulz’s pen.
No one seems to know where it actually came from or who wrote it, but that doesn’t really matter. You don’t really have to take the quiz; just read straight through it. You’ll get the point.
Here’s a quiz for you:
Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America Contest.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
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 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:
List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The Lesson: The people who make a real difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.
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