The most important things in your life
A Philosophy Teacher was standing before his students with few things on table in front of him, without saying anything he picked empty and very large mayonnaise jar. He started filling it with stones, about 2 inches on diameter
Then he asked… if the jar was full. They all said yeah it’s full
Then the teacher took pebbles box to poured them in the same jar. He shook lightly to fill the jar. The pebbles, rolled between the spaces within the jar.
Again the teacher asked the same question to all students, and they all agreed by saying yes the jar is now full.
The teacher picked one more box that was filled with sand and poured it into the same jar.at all, the sand filled up in the remained space.
Once more he asked again the same question, if the jar was full and got the reply in a strong voice in “Yes”.
“Now”, the teacher said….
“I want you to show that how this jar is representing your life. The 3 things, Rocks, Pebbles and sand denotes
1- The rocks are most significant part - your family, health, your life partner, children – these are those who remained with you even after everything was lost, you still be complete.
2- The second thing the pebbles, means the other things that matters after rocks – like house, job, car etc.
3- The left little things are that sand to fill the jar full.”
“if you fill the jar with sand at the first,” then you will not have space to pour the peddles or the rocks… the same applies on Life.”
If we also waste our energy and time on the sand, we will never be able to pour the important things because the space has been taken by the little things. Be conscious about the critical elements of happiness. Give time to your family. Live your life with your partner like a boyfriend who cares her the most. Love your children. Because there will always be time for the pebbles and sand.
“Your rocks are your diamond take care of them- create a set of priorities now….. The rest is just sand “
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