Golf balls, beer and the meaning of life

Beer

I recently rediscovered this wonderful and thought-provoking story (original author unknown).

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty glass 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 bag 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. Again, they agreed it was.

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Golfbollar, öl och meningen med livet

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Jag återupptäckte nyligen denna underbara och tankeväckande historia (ursprungsförfattare okänd).

En professor stod framför sin filosofiklass. När klassen började tog han utan att säga något fram en stor, tom glasburk och började att fylla den med golfbollar. Han frågade sedan studenterna om burken var full. De var överens om att det var den.

Professorn tog sedan fram en påse med småsten och hällde dem i burken. Han skakade burken lätt. Småstenarna rullade in i de öppna områdena mellan golfbollarna. Han frågade sedan studenterna igen om burken var full. De var åter överens om att det var den.

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That place between sleep and awake…

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The most exciting things often happen at the borders. At the border between different cultures, at the border between faith and knowledge and at the border between day and night.

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I gränslandet mellan dröm och vakenhet

Sleep-and-awake-blog

De mest spännande sakerna händer ofta i gränslanden. I gränslandet mellan olika kulturer, i gränslandet mellan tro och vetande och i det gränsland som förenar dag och natt.

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Finding meaning in life

Musikinstrumente aus dem Vogtland

A young man who had lost his inspiration in life, went to an old and wise man and asked how he could get back his spark of life. The wise man thought for a while and then said “I know what to do, but I think it could be too difficult for you“. The young man replied that he was desperate and would do whatever the wise man suggested.

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