A little light philosophy!! (for golf read BAND!!)

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  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    The Mayonnaise Jar...And The Beer


    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 favourite 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. 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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  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    lol! Very good! :lol:
    I like a lot!
     
  4. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    I like a lot of beer too! :D
     
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    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."[/quote]

    How very, very true! :lol:
     

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