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The Charlie Schulz Philosophy & ADD

Posted Jan 27 2012 8:18am

Can this somehow be related to anything to do with ADD? I don’t know. But my 88 year old Grandmother passed this along to me, she loves to email! Perhaps after reading what the late Charles Schulz wrote, you may be able to connect the dots. If there is no connection, hey, worse case is you’ve enjoyed a good read about what matters in life. The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.

Name the five wealthiest people in the world.Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.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.

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.

There is always a hidden gem from from the seniors in our society, like this great reminder above about life from my Grandmother. She also told me about a friend named Harold who said “I’ve often been asked, what do you old folks do now that you’re retired? Well… I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine. I do it every day and I really enjoy it.”

Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!

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