The difference that makes the difference!

A nice reminder of past scribblings!

Yesterday, a visitor to this place left a comment to a post published in September, 2012. Simply, he wrote, “Some food for thought midst all the drivel and crap.” The post was under the heading of The Charles Schulz Philosophy. I had forgotten about it. I thought it would be nice to republish it today (or rather the essence of that post).


Charles Schulz

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. It will make very good sense!

Here’s A Little Quiz

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read them straight through, ponder a tad, and you’ll get the point.

  • 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 were the best in their fields.

But the applause dies. Awards tarnish over time. Achievements are forgotten and 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.

Did you find that Easier? Of course you did!

So here’s the lesson!

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, or the most money…or the most awards…they simply are the ones who care the most.


You all have a very wonderful weekend.

17 thoughts on “The difference that makes the difference!

  1. Glad you reposted this Paul.. And I faired well on the last set of questions. Hope you and Jean have a lovely weekend.. The Sun has come out to play this afternoon.. 🙂 Enjoy .. Sue 🙂


  2. Wonderful thoughts for the day. But not all of us can answer the last quiz. I feel I have battled my way mostly alone through life. On the other hand maybe it’s my frame of mind. 🙂


  3. This is so revealing! My eyes just glazed over the first list (as I’m thinking, ‘Who cares?!’ Everything passes so quickly here, the last thing I want to stamp into memory are the rich and famous and their exploits … ), but the second immediately grabbed my attention. Good post, thanks! And Aloha, Paul.


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