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Stones, pebbles and sand

Stones, pebbles and sand
There is a teacher was trying to convey the real life through a practical example of his students. When the class began, he took a large empty glass and filled it to the brim with big stones, then he asked his students if the jar was full. Of course she agreed.

The teacher now picked up a box of pebbles, poured them into the jar and shook it slightly. The pebbles rolled into the interstices of course the larger stones. He then asked the students again if the jar was full now. They agreed again. The teacher rummaged another container out, this time filled with sand and poured it into the jar. Immediately fill the sand the last gaps in the glass.

Now the teacher said to his students: "This glass should be like your life! The STONES are the most important things in life. Your health, your partner, your children, your friends. Things that, if everything else was lost and only they would remain, they would still fill your life".

"The PEBBLES are other, even less important things. Your job, your home, your home or your car. And the SAND symbolizes the smaller things in life that are subordinate and secondary"

The teacher now let his words sink a little, stepped in front of his students and said in conclusion in a calm tone:

"Make first on the rocks, they are the ones that really count in life. If you pour the sand or the pebbles first, there is no room for the rocks. Take time for your family and friends, they pay attention to your health. There is still enough time to stay for your work and your hobbies. And the rest is just sand."
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