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Take Care of the Golf Balls

A professor stood before his philosophy
class and had some items in front of
him. When the class began, he
wordlessly 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 roll
ed 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 Beers
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, " 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 - and
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.
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.
Spend time with your children. Spend
time with your parents. Visit with
grandparents. Take your spouse out to
dinner. Play another ‘. There will
always be time to clean the house and
mow the lawn.
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 and said, Tm glad you
asked.' The Beer just shows you that no
matter how full your life may seem,
there' s always room for a couple of
Beers with a friend.
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#22 - srskate (07/03/2013) [+] (4 replies)
User avatar #8 - clarksonius (07/03/2013) [+] (11 replies)
How the hell could golf balls fill a jar, how in the bloody hell, because of theroundness of the balls there will always be a spot not filled.



Damn retarded students.
#17 to #8 - overture (07/03/2013) [-]
You're being too literal. The jar can still be "full" of golf balls. It was considered "full" in a sense that you can't fit anymore golf balls in it because the remaining space required is negligible. The students are not retarded.
#84 - granadablashlack (07/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
But that knowledge is useless to Philosophy student, they will never have jobs!
But that knowledge is useless to Philosophy student, they will never have jobs!
#42 - lolzordz (07/03/2013) [+] (5 replies)
there are teachers like that in philosophy classes? mine just kept talking 						********					 about heidegger and other philosophers who only seemed to want to make things as complicated as possible rather than solve life's problems
there are teachers like that in philosophy classes? mine just kept talking ******** about heidegger and other philosophers who only seemed to want to make things as complicated as possible rather than solve life's problems
#25 - infinitereaper ONLINE (07/03/2013) [+] (5 replies)
My jar is empty and my dreams are dead.

But I have nothing to lose, and perhaps, everything to gain.

Maybe life isn't so much about what you have but how you look at things.
User avatar #6 - vortexrain ONLINE (07/03/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Alcoholism runs on both sides of my family.
My father's dad, stepdad, all of his brother, and all but one of his sisters drink.
Everyone on my mom's side of the family drinks, except for her mother.
My dad drank before he met my mom.
My household is the only one in the family tree that doesn't drink, excluding my half brother, but he's in prison, so he doesn't count.
I'll take the profs. last statement as spending time with your friends.
User avatar #9 to #6 - greatbear ONLINE (07/03/2013) [-]
Nobody cares and nobody asked for your opinion
#65 - cptgigglepants (07/03/2013) [-]
Now, I will need that 10 pg paper on my desk tomorrow, no exceptions, no excuses. oh also don't forget we have an exam on Thursday, you miss it you fail..
#72 - WutzATroll (07/03/2013) [-]
My wife stood before me with some items in front of her. Without a word, she emptied a large jar of mayonnaise and proceeded to fill the empty jar with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2" diameter, then asked me if the jar was full. I agreed that it was.

She then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them in to the jar. She shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. My wife then asked me if the jar was now full. I agreed that, yes, it was.

She then poured a bag of sand into the jar with the result that the sand filled up the remaining spaces between the rocks and pebbles.

"Now," said my wife, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your wife who loves you, 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 in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff. Your X-box, football, the pub, porn. If you put the sand or the pebbles first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important."

I was dumbfounded.
Where was she going to get more mayonnaise from for my sandwich?
#115 - sirfisticuffs (07/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
MFW title
MFW title
User avatar #54 - pompladouche (07/03/2013) [-]
this is seriously ******* old. Really really ******* old. I graduated in 91 and someone gave this speech at my commencement ceremony
#23 - Muppetz (07/03/2013) [-]
My degree in a nutshell.
#114 - nortledrones (07/03/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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The beers represent how much you will be drinking after you realize that they're no jobs for philosophy majors.
User avatar #70 - nimblewalrus (07/03/2013) [-]
If you fill the jar with beer, you have no worries. Except when you run out of beer.
#7 - johnpish (07/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I love this, But how freaking large was this mayonnaise jar, Because a typical large jar is 30 or 32 oz
and 2 beers would be 24 oz, or more depending.
i dont see how you would be able to get the beer in there with everything else
#137 - naruchu (07/03/2013) [-]
Good story that made me day better.
#45 - Antwnhs (07/03/2013) [+] (7 replies)
tl;dr thumbed anyway, have this gif
tl;dr thumbed anyway, have this gif
User avatar #51 to #48 - lexausaurusrex ONLINE (07/03/2013) [-]
Some internet whore?
#33 - lyokomaster (07/03/2013) [-]
Beautiful professor, beautiful
User avatar #73 - ruebezahl (07/03/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Play another 18? That's one of the "things that really matter"? On one level with spending time with your family? Interesting priorities!
User avatar #104 - extooso ONLINE (07/03/2013) [+] (1 reply)
But who says that life has a limmited amount of space?
User avatar #107 to #104 - thebritishguy (07/03/2013) [-]
there's a time limit
#86 - anonymous (07/03/2013) [+] (34 replies)
I like this post except for the stupid ass ending. Drinking is bad. It's a weakness. I hate the people who go to parties and can't have fun with their friends without alcohol. It's pathetic that they can't enjoy themselves at a ******* party with all their friends without needing to drink. Or the people who hide in a bottle from their problems. It's just a crutch. Man the **** up and deal with your problems. Life is hard, man up. You wont find any solutions to your problems at the bottom of a bottle, they're still there when you sober up. It's also horrible for you body basically like drinking poison.
User avatar #93 to #86 - iceholder (07/03/2013) [-]
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have to have a frontal lobotomy.
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