"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - VoltairE

Who matters?

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, October 28, 2016 Under: Reflections



Here’s a quiz for you. You don't have to actually answer the questions.

Just read it straight through, and you'll get the point.

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five winners of the Sports Personality of the Year.
  3. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  4. Name the last five Entrepreneur Of The Year winners.
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
  6. Name the last decade's worth of Premiership 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.

Easier?

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 simply are the ones who care the most.

Adapted from the Grove Books newsletter.

In : Reflections 


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