A group of people, 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 their hand, the lecturer said: "If you have noticed, all the nice-looking 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, please don't let the cups drive you… enjoy the coffee..!!
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- Dhirajkumar H 11 years ago
Hi, This artical you posted is really good & perfect example which explores life of human kind. Really agree with you!!! Everyone must be thirsty for coffee not to be attracted by decorated cups. Good one keep it up!!! All the best!!!
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