Quiz: Your Value

I’ve seen this quiz, falsely attributed to Charles Schultz, around the internet for years. I think it is excellent. A friend of mine recently sent it to me and I thought I would post it as it promotes a very healthy perspective that can avoid a lot of anguish.

You don’t actually have to take the quiz. Just read this straight through and you’ll get the point. It is trying to make an awesome point!

Here’s the first quiz:

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 and actress.

6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The facts are, 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.

6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

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 are the ones that care.

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

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2 thoughts on “Quiz: Your Value”

  1. Good quiz. Speaking of the world’s wealthiest men, one of them is Warren Buffett, who has done (and said) both good things and not so good things politically, but one good thing he said is worth knowing, citing, and reciting:

    ” ‘Tax breaks for corporations — and their investors, particularly
    large ones — were a major part of the administration’s 2002 and 2003
    initiatives,” Buffett said. “If class warfare is being waged in
    America, my class is clearly winning.’ ” previously at forbes.com but link no longer working..

    In the New York Times Buffet made the statement stronger but taking away the word “if”, saying: “There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/26/business/yourmoney/26every.html

    To appreciate what this means, recall that Buffett isn’t just one of the wealthiest people on the planet (his rankings have varied from 1st place to 3rd) but also considered almost a Saint, worshipped by investors and more than a few right-wingers as almost another Adam Smith.

    In the US if you DARE call for fairness, justice, on behalf of poor of the middle class, you’re called a ‘class warrior’…when the opposite it true, so it’s wonderful to shove this back in their faces, and quote one of their saints as well as one of the wealthiest, perhaps best said in this quote,

    In a recent article for the Washington Post, Mr Buffett wrote:
    “Supporters of making [share] dividends tax-free like to paint critics
    as promoters of class warfare. The fact is, however, that their
    proposal promotes class welfare. For my class.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/aug/14/usa.marktran?commentpage=1

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