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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
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(07/03/2013) [-]
#101 to #22 - nymikemet
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Couldnt Resist.

Enlarge if you cant see it
#145 to #101 - folkflunky
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(07/03/2013) [-]
It's so stupid that is actually funny...
#155 to #101 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
That reminds me. Whatever happened with that Reddit contest with Samuel L Jackson to say that or some stupid alarm ********?
#157 to #155 - digitroll
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(07/03/2013) [-]
don't mind me, just commenting on my own comment so I can check back later
#8 - clarksonius
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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.
#37 to #8 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
you've missed the point. his advice ain't on ****** golf balls, they're on how to lead a happy life
#39 to #8 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
the same way your father fills you with cock, but you never did quite feel full.
#87 to #8 - alltimetens
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Retarded is one who takes everything in life literally. You're no better than those "retarded students" if you are unable to conceive metaphors. Perhaps your dull, small brain is too small an too simple to comprehend metaphors.
#94 to #8 - thedungeonmaster
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Seems like you're the only retard here.
#14 to #8 - redrex ONLINE
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(07/03/2013) [-]
it could arguably be filled, even if there are gaps, it's still "filled" with gold balls.
#57 to #8 - zytherman
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(07/03/2013) [-]
If it's full of Golf balls, no more golf balls would be able to fit

Damn retarded Clarksonius
#44 to #8 - Dap
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(07/03/2013) [-]
This is advanced stupid.
#55 to #8 - VaultTechy
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Here's a container full of golf balls, there are spaces but none big enough to fit another ball in it, thus making it full. Now go to bed and wake up to your red thumb b&
#17 to #8 - overture
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(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.
#103 to #17 - runescapewasgood
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(07/03/2013) [-]
what if it was a retard school
#82 to #17 - bighairyfart
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(07/03/2013) [-]
I find it strange that all of them said it was full. If one of my teachers did that, I know several people(myself included) who would say that it's not full due to the space left between the golf balls. When I was first reading this, I thought it would have to do with atoms & molecules & other super-small ****. He didn't have to be an asshole about it & call students retarded.
#84 - granadablashlack
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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!
#127 to #84 - afuckingtree
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(07/03/2013) [-]
If anything, that knowledge is the only thing that will keep them going
#88 to #84 - pikininja
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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#42 - lolzordz
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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
#105 to #42 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
i bet youre american
#46 to #42 - XboxJunky
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(07/03/2013) [-]
I know he played an English teacher but I'm sure my point is valid.
#50 to #46 - EnergizierAnon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
oh captain my captain!
#133 to #50 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Every time I see that I think of Ashley and Shepard getting it on.
#52 to #50 - XboxJunky
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Carpe Diem.
#25 - infinitereaper
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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.
#27 to #25 - vatra
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(07/03/2013) [-]
My father confiscated my jar and threw it against a wall. Now I keep a fist full of a golf ball, some pebbles, and sand.
#28 to #27 - infinitereaper
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(07/03/2013) [-]
throw dad against the wall, take jar, eat sand
#29 to #28 - vatra
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Eh, I'll eventually glue my jar back together.
#30 to #29 - infinitereaper
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(07/03/2013) [-]
use sand to make new jar?
#32 to #30 - vatra
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(07/03/2013) [-]
******* genius.
#6 - vortexrain
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(07/03/2013) [-]
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.
#10 to #6 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Same boat, you're still a bitch.
#19 to #6 - anon
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(07/03/2013) [-]
i care...
#24 to #19 - toosexyforyou
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(07/03/2013) [-]
No you don't, shut the **** up.
#26 to #6 - infinitereaper
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(07/03/2013) [-]
FJ Friendly Trasnlator:

What happens when you can't fill your jar with certain golf balls? My family for example... I take solace in the bonds I made with people, and perhaps it felt like I couldn't feel that empty space, but I realized I could fill it with other important things.
#74 to #6 - arandomanon ONLINE
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(07/03/2013) [-]
I don't give a ****. Alcoholism =/= having some beers with friends, ******* whinny faggot.
#64 to #6 - crosskill
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(07/03/2013) [-]
No McDonald's for you.
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#21 to #6 - guruxz
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(07/03/2013) [-]
people drinking does not mean its alcholism
#9 to #6 - greatbear
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(07/03/2013) [-]
Nobody cares and nobody asked for your opinion
#65 - cptgigglepants
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(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
Reply +15
(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
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(07/03/2013) [-]
MFW title
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#136 to #115 - mynameiskeanu
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#54 - pompladouche
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(07/03/2013) [-]
this is seriously ******* old. Really really ******* old. I graduated in 91 and someone gave this speech at my commencement ceremony