Posted by: mostwanted | Monday, April 10, 2006

Some More Food for Thought

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer 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 some hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain, cheap and old ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of most all your problems and stress.

What all of you really wanted was some coffee, not the cup, but you still consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups now."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and status in society are the types of cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change regardless. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it”.

Moral of the Story ~ Forget the Cup and enjoy your Coffee! 😀

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