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Old 02-02-08, 11:36 PM
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Mayonnaise jar and a 2 cups of coffee...

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.

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 cups of coffee 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 - family, children, health,
Friends, and 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, house, and
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.

So...

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 coffee 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 cups of coffee with a friend.'
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Old 02-03-08, 12:46 AM
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Much enjoyed and appreciated! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-03-08, 06:33 AM
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That was good! I passed it on to some. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-08, 08:02 AM
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Outstanding!
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Old 02-03-08, 08:05 AM
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Did the professor ride a steel bike?
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Old 02-03-08, 09:32 AM
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Thanks, great post, and I can really appreciate it, as one of those who can get way too "caught up" in the smaller, less significant things.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:25 AM
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Did the philosophy professor believe in God?
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Old 02-03-08, 10:42 AM
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Did the philosophy professor believe in God?
I was waiting for that..

Is your "God" my God?? In this global world why stop at your "God"?
What about Allah? What about Buddah? What about ....?

Why did you decide to screw a GOOD thing up by injecting YOUR religious belief into this global idea?

Keep away. Satan awaits, so beware Oh great Garfield...... Mee-yow!
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Old 02-03-08, 05:58 PM
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This was a beautiful post. I just read it to my husband. Thanks for sharing it with us, Juggler. Asking about God didn't ruin this thread for me. Intolerance, on the other hand...
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Old 02-03-08, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
Did the professor ride a steel bike?
More important, did the professor ride clipless?

Seriously, great post. I'd seen it years ago so it was a great refresher. I'm passing it along to friends.
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Maybe Garfield is just asking a question. It didn't seem to me that he was pushing HIS views it was just a question the same as if he had asked did the professor wear a full kit when commuting or maybe he was riding a gaspipe Schwinn and not Cro Mo. Jumping to conclusions is one of the small things like a grain of sand not a golf ball. Go have a cup of coffee with someone and calm down.
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Old 02-03-08, 07:35 PM
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I just want to know what class this was, if this is part of the approved class outline of record, and how the demonstration will contribute to student success.
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Terrific post; but it does leave me wondering - how in the world will that ever fit into a water bottlle holder!

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