The Mayonnaise Jar | Meir Kay
Quiz by: rmd

(Students talking. Bell rings.)

(Professor) Good afternoon everyone.

(Students) Good afternoon.

(Professor) We all have this one life to live. A fleeting shadow amongst all that exists in this vast universe. We have the ability to accomplish anything, truly anything, if we use our time wisely.

(background music)

(Professor) Is this jar full?

(Students) Yes.

(Professor) Is it full now?

(Students) Yes.

(Professor) How about now? Is the jar full now?

(students) Yes.

(Professor chuckles to himself. Classroom laughter. More classroom laugher.)

(Professor) Now I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls... are the important things, your family, your friends, your health and your passions. The pebbles are the other important things, your car, your job, your home. The sand is everything else, the small stuff.
Now, if you put the sand in the jar first, you won't have room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same is true in life. If you spend all your energy and your time on the small stuff, you won't have time for all the really important things that matter to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Take care of the golf balls first, the really important things. Set your priorities, because everything else is just sand.

(Student) Professor, what does the beer represent?

(Students laugh)

(Professor) I'm glad you asked. It goes to show that no matter how full your life may seem to be, there is always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

(students laugh)
(background music)
Valuable Lesson For A Happier Life

This is by far one of the most valuable lessons for a happier life. After reading the story by Steven Covey I decided to produce this video to share the message with others. Get inspired with this short film of a professor explaining to his class the importance of using one's time wisely and setting priorities in order to have a fulfilling life.

Director/ Producer:
Meir Kalmanson

DP/ Edit:
Shane Maritch

Co Producer:
Navah Maynard
Tova Muss

Kim Emerson

Navah Maynard
Tova Muss
Eitan Itzkowitz
Rodwin Avery
Sean Mejia
Karlynne Pinder
Adele Secrest
Ursula Ázmin
Samantina Zenon
TJ Atoms
Paula Sison
Isabella Danzi
Mabruk Ahmedin
Tani Polansky
Carmelle Danneman
Moshe Gelberman
Yedida Holzer
Sharona Maynard
Jose Bonilla