Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Leg Up on Channing Tatum.

here's a really simple blog post from a guy who usually does posts about fitness stuff. Yummy Davey Wavey So he's very very nice to look at aesthetically. Aesthetics are one thing, but I thought this post made a great point.

A Leg Up on Channing Tatum.: "

While going through my in-box, I came across an email forwarded along by a blog buddy. The email expresses the philosophy of Charlie Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip.

Ponder the following six questions. You don’t need to come up with the actual answers – you’ll get the point:

  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 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.

How did you do? I couldn’t come up with many of the answers. While all of the above achievements are great, their impacts on our individual lives are generally quite small.

Now, another quiz:

  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.

Much easier, eh? The people who made the greatest impact on your life aren’t necessarily the richest, strongest, most beautiful, brightest or most celebrated. They’re the simply the people that cared the most.

And so it doesn’t matter if you’re not Channing Tatum or Mark Zuckerberg or Babe Ruth; your ability to leave this world with a little more love hasn’t been diminished. :-D