I thought you lot might appreciate this...
ROCKS: THE MEANING OF LIFE
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" in
diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that
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 it into the jar. Of course,
the sand filled up everything else.
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognise that 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 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 really matter. 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 go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the
disposal." "Take care of the rocks first ? the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
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 BEER