Friends (3)

30-10-2008 The Philosophy of Life
25-04-2008 Easy Vs Difficult
21-02-2008 Important to have Friends
Thu 30 Oct 2008

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items 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 golf balls.
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 golf balls.

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.'

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,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

'The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that, even 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'.
'If you put  the sand into the jar first,'
he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls'.
'The same goes for life'.

'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'.
'Play with your children'.
'Take time to get medical checkups'.
'Take your partner out to dinner'.
'There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal'.
'Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter'.
'Set your priorities'.

'The rest is just sand'.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. '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 cup of coffee with a friend. And who could be the best friend then a God. Offer prayer and read Quraan'.

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Fri 25 Apr 2008




Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.

Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.



Easy is to judge the mistakes of others

Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes



Easy is to talk without thinking

Difficult is to refrain the tongue



Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.

Difficult is to heal the wound...



Easy is to forgive others

Difficult is to ask for forgiveness



Easy is to set rules.

Difficult is to follow them...



Easy is to dream every night.

Difficult is to fight for a dream...



Easy is to show victory.

Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...



Easy is to admire a full moon.

Difficult to see the other side...



Easy is to stumble with a stone.

Difficult is to get up...



Easy is to enjoy life every day.

Difficult to give its real value...



Easy is to promise something to someone.

Difficult is to fulfill that promise...



Easy is to say we love.

Difficult is to show it every day...



Easy is to criticize others.

Difficult is to improve oneself...



Easy is to make mistakes.

Difficult is to learn from them...



Easy is to weep for a lost love.

Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.



Easy is to think about improving.

Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...



Easy is to think bad of others

Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...



Easy is to receive

Difficult is to give



Easy to read this

Difficult to follow



Easy is keep the friendship with words

Difficult is to keep it with meanings.

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