Life and Beer

neil

Legendary member
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Subject: philosophy about living


> 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 an 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 health, your children, 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."
>
> 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."
>
:D
 

novice101

Junior member
11 0
your round next!

I absolutely second that.

Perhaps we could pour the beer in first and then get the rest of it all in there after!!!

Mind you we would probably miss the jar!! :cheesy:
 

zambuck

Experienced member
1,608 102
philosophy about living...

reminds me of Aesop's Fable kind of short stories...

very good indeed...
 

cotton

Junior member
18 0
Talking of philosophy,
I'm on my way to see the strongest team in the prem (weather permitting).
On my way over the Elisabeth Bridge, M1,M6 I would like to play 9 holes (leaving me back at the club house) not the furthest point.
A club suggestion, I would like thats not to strenuous (as it's a long day)
I've arrange a cup of tea before going onto the Match (hate meeting people for the first time)
Then after the match a meal if they win (suggestion I need)
Or if someone cooks like me mum (joking thats why I left could not stand the taste being boiled away) and put up with telling me how they trade for an hour.
But if we loose the car is going through it and I have taped dirty den all week and I will force myself to watch it, then bed without passing the kitchen.
'O' by the way is there a safe place to park near Molineux

Cotton
 
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