Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Who made all the difference?

I found this wonderfully thought-provoking article on a website and just had to share it here (Please note, Indian readers can substitute some of the questions with more regionally appropriate ones and take the quiz too!):

Don't bother getting a pen and paper... just read... If you can't answer them, just keep going.

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 point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worth while.
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 six people whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson? The people who make a difference in your life aren't the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They're the ones who care.



Tina said...

Hey Kary,
Love that post! Keep blogging!


Harikrishnan said...

Hey curry:

That's a pretty good one, but I liked your new picture even better. Way to go mate..keep up the good work :-)


totti said...

First time here.Pretty good.

Sreeja Krishnan said...

Good article.....Makes u think from a different angle.

Pradeep said...

Lovely post. How true. Made me introspect too... for I am one among the guys who give headlines in newspapers.

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Nice post. You always remember the early/first impressions on your life.