Take this Quiz, by Max Lucado

Name the ten wealthiest men in the world.

Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners.

Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest.

Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.

How about the last ten Academy Award winners for best picture or the last decade’s worth of World Series winners?

How did you do? I didn’t do well either.
With the exception of you trivia hounds, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday too well. Surprising how quickly we forget, isn’t it? And what I’ve mentioned above are no second-rate achievements. These 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.

Think of three people you enjoy spending time with.
Jeanette, Gideon, Catherine

Name ten people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Jeanette, Gideon, Catherine, Soong, Jit, Yosh, Korkor, Pek Ying, Pris, Paulus

Name five friends who have helped you in a difficult time.
Soong, Gideon, Catherine, Jit, Yosh

List a few teachers who have aided your journey through school.
Mr Puran, Mr Wong, Puan Suhaili, Miss Low

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

(that’s too many!)


It was for me, too.

The lesson?

The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern.

From And the Angels Were Silent
Copyright 1992, Max Lucado


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Xueqi
    Oct 11, 2007 @ 12:31:55

    1. Donald Truimph
    2. David Beckham
    3. Ronaldo
    4. J.K Rolling
    5. Micheal Jackson
    6. Jay Chou
    7. William ‘Sheakpear’
    8. Liu Xiang
    9. Clay Aiken
    10. some Ang-mo

  2. Jem
    Oct 11, 2007 @ 13:37:37

    hahaha! It’s Donald Trump lah..Truimph is a brand.

    1. Bill Gates
    2. Warren Buffett
    3. Carlos Slim Helu
    4. Ingvar Kamprad and family
    5. Lakshmi Mittal
    6. Sheldon Adelson
    7. Bernard Arnault
    8. Amancio Ortega
    9. Li Ka-shing
    10. David Thomson and family

    but from what i know. Bill gates isn’t the richest man in the world now. It’s some Arab guy..but then, every web i checked says different things..oh well.

  3. muffled
    Oct 11, 2007 @ 15:11:24

    sorry ah… this post wasnt complete! hahh..

    anyway… Donald Truimph is the guy who started off the brand Truimph.. hahha =P

    Yeee Jem, you’re not suppose to search them online!


  4. joy
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 10:06:55

    tien!! great post!! i love reading your blog.. so nice~!! =D

  5. koocheekoo
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 12:47:08

    hey tien.. wahhh.. i feel so *woahhh!!*.. thanks.. heehee..

  6. Joel
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 13:14:54

    eh, sorry la..
    but who is Max Lucado??

  7. Jem
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 19:48:21

    haha ! If don’t search online i won’t be able to answer them mah. Max Lucado is a writer. Right, tien ?

  8. Jean
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 22:52:42


  9. muffled
    Oct 13, 2007 @ 00:09:34

    hey Joy-ie. hmm, this post is taken from Max Lucado. Hee.

    Yeah, Max Lucado is a writer.
    A very good and well-known writter.

    Actually, I’m currently on a daily supply of short devotionals from Crosswalk.com and a weekly supply of stuff from Max Lucado. Very meaningful and down to earth. Applicable too. It sure does encourages one to read!

    Here’s the link, if interested =)


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