Philosophy made Simple

The following is a philosophy that makes lot of sense. 

You don’t have to actually answer the questions.

Just read the e-mail straight through, and 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 Mr.Olympia Contest.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. 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. They are not 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.


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 care.

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9 Responses to Philosophy made Simple

  1. muhammadakbarmy April 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM #


  2. muhammadakbarmy April 15, 2014 at 8:11 PM #


  3. Sonah January 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM #

    Indeed very effective lesson in phylosophy. Whereas the great leader is forgotten soon after he vacates his office, the humble teacher, guide or philosopher who has influenced you life in a positive direction, becomes part of your being and is never forgotten. The higher up you rise the higher he goes in your esteem. The G

  4. Zafar Iqbal September 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM #

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best from SARA, so far. AND I have been exposed to your site for so many years now!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, SARA.

  5. Sarah April 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM #

    soooo true!!!!

  6. mustafa m dodh November 18, 2010 at 4:37 PM #

    and no one cares more than your parents

  7. yram neo October 12, 2010 at 5:24 PM #


  8. samuel April 15, 2010 at 6:45 PM #

    Thoose people the ones who is close to us.

    My point is they also could win a price or have money

  9. Asrar March 25, 2010 at 8:41 PM #