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: Philosophy Of Life :
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24
hours in a day are not enough,remember the mayonnaise jar.
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 andproceeded to fill it with golf balls. 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 rolled into the open areas
between the golf balls.He then asked the students again if the jar
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the
jar. Of course, the sand filledup every! thing else. He asked once more if
the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced a vial of yellow liquid 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, "The jar is full".
As the laughter subsided he said: "I want you to recognize that this jar
represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things -- your 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 things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are
critical to your happiness. 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
priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the yellow liquid
represented. By now the pungent aroma of urine was penetrating the room.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked," he said. "It just goes to
show you that no matter how full your life is, there's always someone
who will want to on it."