Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Life Lessons

  1. #1
    Life Lessons
    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Life Lessons
    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.

    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 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 cans of beer 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
    family, your children, your health, your friends,
    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, 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. Play
    another 18. 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."

    When he had finished, there was a profound
    silence. Then one of the students raised her hand
    and with a puzzled __expression, inquired what the
    beer represented.

    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
    couple of beers."

  2. #2
    Life Lessons
    sKaD's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 05, 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    492
    Specs:
    1.8GHz G5 512mb Ram
    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    It
    just goes to show you that no matter how full
    your life may seem, there's always room for a
    couple of beers."
    That's classic.

    Nice post rman

    sKaD

  3. #3
    Fomer
    Guest
    I agree very funny.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Ex-wife and Flying lessons
    By bobtomay in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-20-2011, 06:50 PM
  2. GarageBand Lessons
    By bellefso in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-18-2009, 10:10 PM
  3. Cant download new lessons in Garageband
    By Mancunian Lee in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-23-2009, 11:05 AM
  4. garageband lessons
    By rohan in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2009, 06:42 AM
  5. Driving lessons
    By rman in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-31-2003, 10:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •