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    HELL - I got the last col

    Everyone is always talking about's the truth in lamens terms

    A philosophy professor stood before his 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 rocks,
    rocks about 2" in diameter.

    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, of course, rolled into the open areas
    between the rocks.

    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. Of course, the sand filled up everything

    He then 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 proceeded to pour their 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 rocks are the important things - your
    family, your partner, your health, your
    children-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 rocks. 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. There
    will always be time to go to work, clean the house,
    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

    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
    the beer was for.

    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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    i definitely appreciate this one.

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    that was great..

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    Being a student of philosophy, I gotta say that pretty much sums it all up.

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    I, also a student of philosophy, find that quite interesting

    Nice one!

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    that was great I am going to go home now a take my son out... thanks!

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