Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Teach Your Children....PART II

I just got an email including the information below.  I think it works very well with my Teach Your Children post below.....I think this is another thing that's really important to teach our children, don't you?

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?  

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.
 Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


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 simply are the ones who care the most.  

The lesson being Teach Your Children to pick the right friends and to be a good friend, to honor good character and people with values you admire, and be helpful to others, etc...........another good lesson, don't you agree?



Ducky's here said...

No. 6 is pretty easy.

Leticia said...

Okay, I failed the first quiz.

The second was a breeze.

Z said...

Leticia, exactly.

Glenn Beck's #1 Fan said...

Exclude the one time wonders... and the Spankees still make the list.

Z said...

Hey, Beck Fan! Welcome.
I've been wondering what Beck's been up to...I know he's moving to TX and going to Jerusalem.
Is he on his internet show yet?

Z said...

what's a Spankee?

Glenn Beck's #1 Fan said...

...a defeated "Yankee", in fowl language.

Glenn Beck's #1 Fan said...

#6 on the list...

Z said...

thanks, Glenn!! :-)

MK said...

The nobel prize has lost a lot of its legitimacy, particularly after it was given to a fool who essentially did nothing, right before he did everything to screw everything up.

I suppose it was better that way, otherwise it would have become an award for losers.

SoDomio said...

the 5th qiz is great to me.