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Mayonaisse jar and 2 cups of coffee
ifihadahif Posted: Mon Feb 5 14:19:06 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Got this in my email today,
I kind of like it:

MAYONNAISE JAR and 2 CUPS OF COFFEE



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





 
addi Posted: Mon Feb 5 15:22:40 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  so true : )

thanks, hif


 
sweet p Posted: Mon Feb 5 21:06:59 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  :)


 
antartica Posted: Mon Feb 5 22:00:26 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i've read this before several times. but each time i read i still enjoy it.

thanks for sharing bro :)


 
Dancer Posted: Mon Feb 5 22:19:22 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i love this


 
innocenceNonus Posted: Tue Feb 6 01:13:57 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  love it. thanks, hif. : )


 
Mark Posted: Tue Feb 6 03:04:40 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Coffee is always welcome :D Love the story, thnx


 
choke Posted: Tue Feb 6 06:46:47 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  *Spreads presence around*


 
J. Posted: Wed Feb 7 14:31:04 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Thank you, Mr. hif.

Here is the song for you, Cherry Moon. I hope you like it.

Raul Midon - "State of Mind"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BTv24sSNXHc


Peace


 
FN Posted: Wed Feb 7 16:26:32 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  It's a neat trick story-wise but what I hate about those types of cheesy new age feel good life improvement stories is how they try and pass it off as something that actually happened with a cuddly professor and ever so interested students of which one of them, lo and behold, an inquisitive female, was taking special attention and conveniently enough posed the question that played right into the "professor's" cards.

I really wonder what class the guy was teaching, because it sure as hell doesn't sound like one of mine.


 
addi Posted: Wed Feb 7 16:45:56 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:

>I really wonder what class the guy was teaching, because it sure as hell doesn't sound like one of mine.

: )

It was a philosophy class, christophe...just like it says. Probably something like "Man's Search for Filling up Jars"
Something tells me profs don't cover that kind of thing in macro economics or advanced business managment courses.


 
FN Posted: Wed Feb 7 17:23:20 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>It was a philosophy class, christophe...just like it says.

Damn it

Serves me right for skipping the introduction.


In any case, if I had been in the guy's class I'd tell him that it doesn't matter wether the jar is filled with either golfballs, sand, coffee or a combination thereof, as long as it is full, and then mister spiritual would probably flunk me for not agreeing with his crap.

Philosophy and psychology teachers are more often than not some of the most closeminded people about when you go against them.


 
libra Posted: Wed Feb 7 18:28:52 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i can't imagine a philosophy class here doing that though. Or psychology.

And if it was anthropology... it'd be something like:

the golfballs represent structuralism
the pebbles would be...um, let's say functionalism
the sand is marxism
and the coffee is foucault's theories of power.

doesn't make you feel all happy inside though.


 
FN Posted: Wed Feb 7 18:56:58 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>marxism

Do you kiss your mother with that mouth


 
addi Posted: Wed Feb 7 19:51:35 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>libra said:
>>marxism
>
>Do you kiss your mother with that mouth

lol!



I know...I shouldn't encourage him.


 
beetlebum Posted: Thu Feb 8 05:26:12 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>i can't imagine a philosophy class here doing that though. Or psychology.
>
>And if it was anthropology... it'd be something like:
>
>the golfballs represent structuralism
>the pebbles would be...um, let's say functionalism
>the sand is marxism
>and the coffee is foucault's theories of power.
>
>doesn't make you feel all happy inside though.

SO TRUE. when i read that comment re: philosophy class, i was thinking the exact same thing. if any of my tutors did that i'd assume they'd lost their mind.


 



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