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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 100 13:13:46 -0700
Subject: A Quiz
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The following is something to make us stop and think, so please give
yourself a few moments to take the following quiz:
Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
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
not second-rate achievers; they are the best in their fields. Applause
dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Certificates and
accolades are buried with their owners.
Now, here is another quiz. Try this one, and notice the difference in your
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.
Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
Easier, wasn't it? 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
who truly care. Why not be one of those people?
© 2000 Peter Langston