Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Cup of Coffee, A CUP of LIFE

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 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 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. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the
cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each
other’s 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 folks, don’t let the cups drive you…enjoy the coffee instead.


Post a comment