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Discussion in 'Jokes/Utani + Udaku/Gossips' started by quimby_joey, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. quimby_joey

    quimby_joey JF-Expert Member

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    A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front
    >of him.When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and
    >empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
    >He then asked the students if the jar was full.They agreed that it was.The
    >professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.He
    >shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the
    >golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.They
    >agreed it was.
    >The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of
    >course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar
    >was full.The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
    >The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and
    >poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty
    >space between the sand. The students laughed.
    >"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
    >recognize that this jar represents your life."The golf balls are the
    >important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your
    >friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was
    >lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
    >"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house,
    >and your car.
    >"The sand is everything else--the small stuff.
    >"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room
    >for the pebbles or the golf balls.
    >"The same goes for life.
    >"If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never
    >have room for the things that are important to you.
    >"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with
    >your children.
    >"Take time to get medical checkups.
    >"Take your partner out to dinner.
    >"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
    >"Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter."Set your
    >"The rest is just sand."
    >One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
    >The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.
    >"It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
    >there's always room for a cup of coffee with a friend."