[Jokes] Fwd: FW: (Fwd) Good one!
pklong at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 18 20:17:11 BST 2002
A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large
empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks
about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full?
They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of
pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open
areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar
They agreed it was. The students laughed. The professor picked up a
box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognise that this is your
life. The rocks are the important things: your family, your partner, your
health, your children - 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
The small stuff." "If you put the Sand into the jar first, there is no
room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your 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 check-ups. Take your partner out dancing.
There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a
dinner party and fix the disposal." Take care of the rocks first - the
things that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand." At that point, a student walked to the front of
the class and took the Jar that the other students and the professor
had agreed was full. He proceeded to pour a glass of beer into the
jar. The beer quickly soaked into the sand, filling the remaining
spaces within the jar making the jar truly full. All of which goes to
prove (as if proof were needed) that, no matter how full your life
is, there is always room for a beer!
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