A thought

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by richtee, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    TWO GLASSES OF WINE <Or bourbon>

    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
    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
    glasses of wine from under the table and poured the
    entire contents into the jar, effectively filling
    the empty space between the sand. The students

    "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, 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. Play with your
    children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take
    your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. Do one
    more run down the ski slope. 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 wine 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 glasses of wine with a friend."
  2. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    That's a little different twist on the ending than I've heard before, but I like it. [​IMG]
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    .......and at the end of the day you still have to wash your balls. [​IMG]
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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