View Full Version : A moral in life

11th Jun 2001, 14:19
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 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. 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

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 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.

But then...

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

The moral of this tale is:- no matter how full your life is, there is
always room for BEER.

11th Jun 2001, 23:25
Hooray I am Saved!!!!