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antartica Posted: Sat Jul 24 04:06:47 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  here's one that'll be close to all us caffeine dependants... =)


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar... and the 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 a 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 - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and 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, and 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. 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."


 
Puck Posted: Sat Jul 24 05:17:16 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  It was beer when I last read this.


 
Cherry_Moon Posted: Sat Jul 24 22:06:15 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I know this is off topic but. . . What pretell is the graphic image 4 ur avatar? & Y r u bothering 2 post it up when it'd be cencored out?


 
innocenceNonus Posted: Sat Jul 24 22:24:57 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Cherry_Moon said:
>I know this is off topic but. . . What pretell is the graphic image 4 ur avatar? & Y r u bothering 2 post it up when it'd be cencored out?

If you click on the image, you can read it.

LOL. I couldn't read it either.

But about the story/ parable above- good deal. Personally, love coffee. Tea too. But I try not to depend on caffeine because if I did, I don't know what I'd turn to after developing a strong tolerance level to it...

THEN how would I stay awake in class??


 
Puck Posted: Sun Jul 25 00:02:06 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I knew this had been done b4.
The Important Things in Life...
http://www.generationterrorists.com/cgi-bin/forum/forum.cgi?action=view&thread_id=39474


 
antartica Posted: Mon Jul 26 01:16:00 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>I knew this had been done b4.
>The Important Things in Life...

hmm... so shoot me... i have a terrible memory....

need another coffee now... too early in the office for beer.... heh


 
Christian Posted: Tue Jul 27 11:00:34 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  HEY ANT???? HOW GOES IT??? DID YOU FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH IN K"STAN, DUDE???? :-)


 
antartica Posted: Tue Jul 27 12:01:05 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i hear you i hear you!... lol
no need to shout... =P

am ok, juz really tied up with some sh*t at work... always make time for my posting slut ways, but work's getting under my skin... ergh...


 



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