The Big Things: Focus on the Big Ticket $$ Items

Max Kirouac - Nov 10, 2023

If you ever took Introduction to Philosophy as an elective in university, you may be aware of the golf balls in a jar lesson. This is the quintessential lesson highlighting the importance of focusing on the big things in life. The professor presents to the students a mason jar and begins filling it with golf balls, one by one. When the golf balls are right up to the brim, she asks the room full of students if the jar is full and they all agree that it is. She then begins adding sand to the jar. When the sand reaches the top of the jar, she once again asks her students to concur that the jar is full. She then opens a bottle of beer, and empties the entire contents into the jar. Not a drop spills over the rim.

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