Life is like a cup of coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in careers, get together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. To offer Coffee, professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and assortment of cups: Porcelain, Plastic, Glass, Crystal. Some expensive, Some exquisite. When old students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said “If you noticed, all the nice looking cups have been taken up, leaving the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best of yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases, it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and then you eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contains life and the type of  cup we have does not change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.


The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. 


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