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    16 Jul '14 12:33
    A meteorology professor stood before his Meteorology 101 class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty glass 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 jar of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open spaces between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

    The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar and of course the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous yes.

    The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and then proceeded to pour the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the grains of 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 partner, your health, your children, 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 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. Play another 18.

    "There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party 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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    16 Jul '14 12:48
    Originally posted by lolof
    A meteorology professor stood before his Meteorology 101 class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty glass 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 jar of pebbles and poure ...[text shortened]... show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
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    16 Jul '14 12:522 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
    Robbie its on u tube u can see it done type jar of life or empty pickle jar
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    16 Jul '14 12:57
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
    An illustration and also a joke.
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    16 Jul '14 13:18
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
    '"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 partner, your health, your children, your friends, your favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full'
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    16 Jul '14 13:222 edits
    Originally posted by biffo konker
    '"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 partner, your health, your children, your friends, your favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full'
    Hey Biffy, where ya been? it could be that I am human and not divine after all, for I make mistakes 😲
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    16 Jul '14 13:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hey Biffy, where ya been? Just goes to show great minds like I and the professor think alike!
    Wrong. It goes to show that you are not very good at reading English.Even when you take into account English not your first language. 😛
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    16 Jul '14 13:30
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
    You say you disagree and then just re-state the professor's priority list. Trying to make it look like you have the higher priorities when they're exactly the same.
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    16 Jul '14 13:36
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have heard of the illustration before and it illustrates setting priorities well although I disagree with the professors evaluation of what is important for as far as i can tell, its relationships that are important and houses and cars and jobs don't matter that much.
    the most important thing in my life is my Porsche 911my devo speedboat my moated castle and my very expensive lifestyle.😀
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    16 Jul '14 14:58
    Originally posted by redbadger
    the most important thing in my life is my Porsche 911my devo speedboat my moated castle and my very expensive lifestyle.😀
    I say it's breathing.
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    16 Jul '14 15:00
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I say it's breathing.
    yeah GBS you are right and I don't own a Porsche 911 its a ferrari 😏
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    16 Jul '14 15:05
    Originally posted by redbadger
    yeah GBS you are right and I don't own a Porsche 911 its a ferrari 😏
    I knew that because you like Italians. 🙂
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    16 Jul '14 15:05
    Originally posted by lolof
    Play another 18
    Good idea, but I can't get the balls out of the ****ing jar now.
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    16 Jul '14 15:17
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Good idea, but I can't get the balls out of the ****ing jar now.
    🙂
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