This is a very important life lesson that a philosophy teacher taught his students.
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Now the teacher picked up a bag of sand and poured it into the mason jar.
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Finally, the teacher pulled out two bottlers of water from under his desk and poured both of them into the jar filling the empty space between the sand. Now the students began to laugh wondering how far this was going.
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If you put the sand in first, there is no room for the pebbles or tennis balls.
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There will ALWAYS be time to clean the house or take yourself shopping.
Take care of the tennis balls first—the things that really matter.
Before the students left, one shouted out. “You never mentioned what the water represents!”
The professor smiled and said, “Well I’m glad you asked.