Connect with us

Featured

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand & BEAUTIFULLY Explained What’s Truly Important in Life

Published

on

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand- What He Does Next Will Change Your Life

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 rocks. 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 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 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.’

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand- What He Does Next Will Change Your Life

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand- What He Does Next Will Change Your Life

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

‘Now, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks 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.’ the professor said.

“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 life.

Read also: Teacher Notices Students Starving in Secret, So She Creates Her Own Food Bank.

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 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn or fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand- What He Does Next Will Change Your Life

A Philosophy Professor Stood Before His Class With Rocks, Pebbles And Sand- What He Does Next Will Change Your Life

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said, “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 cups of coffee with a friend.”

Advertisement