Philosophy of Life and Water
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 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. He then asked the students
again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
Then the professor
picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course,
the sand filled up everything else.
said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this
is your life. "The rocks are the important things - your
family, your spouse, 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 are important to you. "Pay attention to the
things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your
children. Take time to get medical check-ups. 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."
But then... a
student stood up and asked the class if they were sure that
the jar was truly full. All the students and the professor
agreed that it was indeed full. When they had all agreed,
he reached into his backpack and pulled out a bottle of water
and poured the contents into the already "full"
jar. Of course the water filled the remaining spaces within
the jar making the jar truly full. Which proves that no matter
how full your life is, there is always room for water.
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