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Life, Golf, & Beer
    #2090502 - 11/10/03 09:38 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the can of beer.

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 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 holes of golf.

"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 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."

Or some Shrooms :grin: 


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2090635 - 11/10/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

Heheh, what a brilliant analogy. I love it.


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: NiamhNyx]
    #2090641 - 11/10/03 10:35 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

that was sweeeeeeeeet.  :lol:


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2090807 - 11/10/03 11:44 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

Play another 18 holes of golf.

Gee, I love quaint life-changing stories.

IMHO playing another 18 holes of golf clearly qualifies as sand.


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2090834 - 11/10/03 11:56 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.


This must have been a special education class as the students fell for the same trick four subsequent times.


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: Swami]
    #2090904 - 11/11/03 12:43 AM (13 years, 27 days ago)

ha yea..I thought the same thing :grin: 


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Re: Life, Golf, & Beer [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #2090936 - 11/11/03 12:57 AM (13 years, 27 days ago)

hehe cool little story, thanks for the post


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