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I found this several years ago and keep it in my book of "funny and miscellaneous stuff" and I thought I would share it..... Jar of Rocks A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some it
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Life Lesson.

posted at 9/26/2013 9:26 AM EDT
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I found this several years ago and keep it in my book of "funny and miscellaneous stuff" and I thought I would share it.....
Jar of Rocks
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 inches in diameter.  He then asked the class if the jar was full? They agreed 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 was full.   They agreed it was. 

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  "Now" said the professor "I want you to recognize 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, your car.  The sand is everything else.  The small stuff".

"If you put 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 checkups.  Take your partner out dancing.  There will always be time to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."

"Take care of the rocks first--things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  the rest is just sand"

But then....an engineering 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 ...no matter how full your life is, there is always room for beer.

Now I am not a beer drinker but I could find something else to pour in to the jar. (and who said the jar always has to be completely filled?)

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posted at 9/26/2013 12:17 PM EDT
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hi that was very nice like the life lesson

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posted at 9/26/2013 2:10 PM EDT
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Thanks, Nikki! Funny, yet with a moral!

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posted at 9/26/2013 2:50 PM EDT
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I have heard this story before, but the last thing poured into the jar was Chocolate milk, because there is always room for CHOCOLATE!!!

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posted at 9/26/2013 3:16 PM EDT
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I've read this before, as well         I really can't remember what the last thing poured was
but I do remember the lesson it taught

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posted at 9/26/2013 7:53 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Thaxnx,NIKKI P; good life lesson
 I'll  be sure t share t share it &  hopefully remember  it myselfWink

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posted at 9/26/2013 8:03 PM EDT
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good lesson to remember:
I found this several years ago and keep it in my book of "funny and miscellaneous stuff" and I thought I would share it..... Jar of Rocks 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 inches in diameter.  He then asked the class if the jar was full? They agreed 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 was full.   They agreed it was.  The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  "Now" said the professor "I want you to recognize 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, your car.  The sand is everything else.  The small stuff". "If you put 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 checkups.  Take your partner out dancing.  There will always be time to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal." "Take care of the rocks first--things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  the rest is just sand" But then....an engineering 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 ...no matter how full your life is, there is always room for beer. Now I am not a beer drinker but I could find something else to pour in to the jar. (and who said the jar always has to be completely filled?)
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posted at 9/30/2013 5:09 PM EDT
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Cute!  Thanks for sharing.

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posted at 9/30/2013 6:27 PM EDT
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Barbara, I would pour in chocolate as well....even if the jar over flowed and I had to lick the sides of the jar....

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posted at 10/1/2013 8:12 AM EDT
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This makes one chuckle but the moral is there.

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posted at 10/1/2013 2:45 PM EDT
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I have seen this before a good lesson for kids

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