The Charles Schulz philosophy is a good reminder for us all

The Charles Schulz Philosophy*
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The following quiz explains the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions.
Just ponder them. Just keep reading and you’ll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners (or Stanley Cup 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pass this on to the people you keep close in your heart.

“Be Yourself.  Everyone Else Is Taken!”

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* This quiz has been circulating on the Internet for a long time now, and it is doubtful that Charles Schulz really created the quiz.  However, there is little doubt that this is the philosophy he wholeheartedly embraced.

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40 Responses to The Charles Schulz philosophy is a good reminder for us all

  1. Wonderful read, thank you!

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  4. BernieLynne says:

    I’ve read this before and it’s so true. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. I think Schultz may have captured the source of meaningful life in this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. debscarey says:

    I love this Jane. I grew up with Peanuts but never realised all the good stuff lying there in plain sight until I re-read them as an adult.

  7. An important lesson (as well as a reminder that there is a lot I don’t know…I don’t know who’s won the last five Stanley Cups, that’s for sure).

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Lol, Brendan. I actually added the Stanley Cup reference in there myself because very few people outside the US would have a clue what the Heisman trophy is. But I suppose very few people outside the US and Canada would have heard of the Stanley Cup! And few people in those 2 countries would know not only that it’s awarded to the winning National Hockey League team each year, but that it was established way back in 1892 by Lord Stanley, the Governor General of Canada at the time, to be awarded to Canada’s top-ranking amateur ice hockey team, decades before there were professional teams. 😊🏒

      • I knew that there was a Lord Stanley thing involved, but I wasn’t aware of the story behind Lord Stanley’s cup to the level of detail that you have!

        • Jane Fritz says:

          I’m very impressed that a young New Yorker had even heard of Lord Stanley! He must have been rolling in his grave to “see” Tampa Bay of all places win his ice hockey trophy for the past two years running!

  8. LiziRose says:

    I truly love this mentality ♡

  9. How lovely, Jane, and so true. I’ll share this on FB and Twitter.

  10. Couldn’t agree more; so lucky to have worked in helping fields and proud to see my children continuing to make differences in people’s lives.

  11. It’s absolutely right. Most of us always remember the important people in our lives who made a difference. A great reminder. – Marty

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful reminder ♥️♥️

  14. Great reminder thanks.

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  16. Thank you for this lovely post! Very true, and worth remembering the lesson❤

  17. boblorentson says:

    This made my day. You could always count on Charles Schultz, even if he never created this.

  18. Very important lessons and gives room for thought as to who do we thank on a regular basis for all they do for us?

  19. Francine Holland says:

    Love it! Worth sending to the people I care about…
    Francine

  20. Important lessons, no matter who came up with them.

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