Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions…


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 Contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor/actress.
6. 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:
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.

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia “

14 thoughts on “Charles Schultz Philosophy

  1. Poignant reminder on the bright and sunny Tuesday morning. I always liked Peanuts. Way ahead of its time and yet so simple.

    Thanks for the reminder . . .

  2. LOL…all I know is that my name is gonna be on one of the top 5 wealthiest people in the world…when it comes to people like you – my true wealth πŸ™‚

    {Phew! that was soo stressful to be soo nice} πŸ˜›

    PS: Seriously, I meant every word of what I said above in the first para.

  3. Joy yips have to agree!

    @mmo nutter

    Hayden, Me neithers!!!

    Deeps, thanks hun knows it is rough for you to be nice to me but you do such an amazing job of it every single day!

  4. The Far Side rocks!

    But Snoopy is so sweet.

    btw … The only Miss America whose name I recall was the one who was stripped of the title due to some naked photos: Vanessa Williams.

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