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Rocks - the meaning of life

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in
front of him. When the
class began, 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

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 was full. They agreed it was.

The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured
into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognise that this is your

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, your car. The sand is
everything else. 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.
Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your
priorities. The rest is just

But then...

A student then took the jar which the other students and the professor
agreed was full, and
proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course the beer filled the
remaining spaces within the
jar making the jar truly full.

The moral of this tale is: - that no matter how full your life is,
there is always room for a beer.

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WOW!!! A class with booze!?!?!? Enrole me immediately, I'll ace that class like you wouldn't believe!!!! Also, I loved the story too. What a cool post!!!
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