Art and the philosophy of life

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My Good Time Stories

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A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table 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, about 2 inches 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 the remaining open areas of the jar.

He then asked once more if the jar was full…

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Comments on: "Remembering the Important Things In Life" (6)

  1. yeseventhistoowillpass said:

    I reblogged this one too! Excellent!

  2. So very true,…

  3. 🙂 I’ve actually done this exercise before…in training classes for my old job.

    Slightly different wording 🙂 and at the very end i always poured in some liquid …cause even with it being “full of sand” you can still pour liquid in and I would conclude “And there is always room for coffee with a friend.” 🙂 (or teas or whatever)

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