Ajaran Bijak Tentang Hidup

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Suatu ketika seorang guru membawa wadah besar ke kelas dan mengisinya dengan batu-batu besar. Lalu dia bertanya pada muridnya, "Apakah menurut kalian wadah ini sudah penuh?" Semua siswanya menjawab iya.

Kemudian sang guru  mengambil satu wadah kerikil, ia aduk wadah yang berisi batu tadi sambil memasukkan kerikil-kerikil itu. Kerikil-kerikil itu pun masuk semua. Kemudian sang guru  bertanya lagi, "Apakah menurut kalian wadah ini penuh?" Semua mahasiswanya menjawab iya.

Kemudian sang guru  mengambil lagi satu wadah pasir dan mengisikannya ke dalam wadah yang berisi batu dan kerikil tadi sambil mengaduknya. Pasir-pasir itu pun masuk ke dalam. Sang guru bertanya sekali lagi, "Apakah menurut kalian wadah ini penuh?" Semua mahasiswanya menjawab iya.

"Sekarang," kata sang guru, "Aku ingin kalian tahu bahwa wadah ini adalah hidup kalian. Betu-batu itu adalah hal-hal penting dalam hidup kalian: keluarga, pasangan, kesehatan, anak-anak, segala hal dimana saat semuanya menghilang hanya hal-hal tersebutlah yang tersisa, dan hidupmu akan tetap utuh."

"Jika kalian mendahulukan pasir," ia melanjutkan "tidak ada tempat lagi untuk yang lainnya. Begitu juga dalam hidupmu.

Jika kalian terlalu sibuk dengan urusan-urusan kecil, kalian tidak akan sempat dan tidak akan berkesempatan untuk mengurus/memikirkan hal-hal penting dalam hidupmu."

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The important things in life
Category: Moral stories

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table 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 rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”
“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – 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, 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 rocks. The same goes for your 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 your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.
Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”


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