Monday, May 12


Here is on of those things that people fwd. to you to try and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm posting it here because I believe it shows how something that appears to be right, can in fact be very wrong.

The Jar of Life

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly, he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about two inches in diameter.
He then asked the students 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.
The students laughed.
He asked his students again if the jar was full? The agreed that yes, 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 that this is your life. The rocks are the important things -your family, your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so important to you, that if it were lost you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, house, car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, immaterial things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important."
Pay attention to the tings that are critical in your life. Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities - the rest is just pebbles and sand.

Honestly now, it's easy to make the mistake the first time. All the rocks in there, yeah it's full. But then he hits you with the pebbles and asks again? Come on now! You totally know that he's leading you on, and we all know that there are smaller things than pebbles.

Oh, yeah, the lesson of the story, pretty cool I guess, don't waste your time working hard, you're better off making personal calls at work.


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