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Phrzby Phil

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Fun Stuff: Life
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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
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 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 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. 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."
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Fun Stuff: Life
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Phrzby Phil wrote:
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show youthat no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."
heh heh...last lines were for me only I think..& moral is for rest...
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HappySrinu

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject:
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Thats a good moral Phil.
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rpuhlman

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject:
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Hey Phil,

I keep coming back to this, because I have to constantly remind myself that there are more important things in life than work. Thanks for the post!

Rick
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