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Something to Think About

A philosophy professor stood before his class, and had some
items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he
picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar, and proceeded to
fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then
asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles, and
poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The
pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the
rocks. The students laughed. The professor picked up a box
of sand, and poured it into the jar. Of Course, the sand
filled up everything else.

"Now," said the
professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your
life. The rocks are the important things -- your marriage,
your health, your children -- anything that is so important
to you that if it were lost,you would be nearly destroyed.
The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job,
your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small

"If you put the sand into the jar first, there
is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for
your life. If you spend all your energy and time 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 loved one out
dancing. There will always be time to go to work, and wax
the car, and give a dinner party, and fix the disposal.
"Take care of the rocks first -- the things that really
matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

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