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    When things in your life seem almost to 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. 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 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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  • #2
    If you send this to 15 people in the next hour you will get 3 free wishes.
    If you send this to 7-14 people in the next hour you will get 2 free wishes.
    If you send this to 1-7 people in the next hour, you will get 1 free wish.

    If you "break the chain", and send it to no one, then your dog will be hit by a car, you will loose your job, your wife will leave you for an ugly lesbian, and I will have to come over and fuck your mom.


    • #3
      Seriously though...neat story. Thanks.


      • #4
        That's a fine philosophy - put your balls in a jar and pour beer on them.
        2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Apr 22 2004, 01:54 PM
          That's a fine philosophy - put your balls in a jar and pour beer on them.
          YEAH TRIG!!!!!!!

          Hadn't thought of it that way. Mrs. Tele likes beer.......
          "As I said much earlier in this thread, I'm not sure there's a better poster here than Mr. Telecaster."



          • #6
            For Drunk Steve, life is a can of beer.

            Every half hour he gains another life.