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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Life is Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university Professor.

Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the Prof. went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups:
porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the Prof. said "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. That all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eying each others cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."
So friend, don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead.

5 inspired and motivated:

ScarletTd1ar1es said...

genius. :)

Anonymous said...

and I am dumb(:

Haris Gulzar said...

Sometimes examples like these make so much sense...

Isn't it true about life, that we forget the real purpose of it and try to make it beautiful by concentrating on the cups instead of the coffee...

Closed eyes... said...

Well said :-)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant !!!

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