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Philosophy 101

7/26/2006

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 student 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 family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions - things that 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.''

Spend time with your family.

Play with your children.

"Take time to get medical checkups.''

"Take your partner out to dinner.''

"Play another 18.''

"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."
--
tnn


Dare you

7/13/2006

Today i dare you all to answer your telephone calls with either:

1 - mulder
2 - scully
3 - grisham

go on. Have a laugh.

Tnn
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No 2 id

7/12/2006

Spurred by the recent news articles suggesting that the id card system is fundamentally flawed i decided to ask my learned colleagues what they thought. These are intelligent persons who are the future corporate leaders of our currently free world. The result was unanimous. They all supported the idea. reasons against the card were not forthcoming. What was suprising was why they supported. These are them.
To stop the influx of illegal immigrants.
To stop benefit fraud.
To stop identity theft.
To prove you are who you are.
I asked whether there was any reticence about loss of freedom. The answer was no since it had nothing to do with it. Freedom is not impacted.
There you have it. The elite view of the situation.

just wait till every move and every investment is traced and every purchase validated by genetics for inland purposes. Maybe We'll see a slight change in opinion. About the privacy that is. We
all know that the cards will stop illegal activity, so thats good then.

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Great game

7/05/2006

Last nights semi final was the best game of the world cup so far. It eclipsed the humiliation of brazil by france. italy were deserved winners by far. Lets hope portugal win tonight.

dp
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