Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

I’m not sure where I got this from.  It was something I found interested and saved in a notepad file on my computer, and found today as I was looking for another document.  I don’t know the source, or who to cite, but here it is!
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 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.”

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2 comments to Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

  • Raymond J. Penland  says:

    This is a very inspiring article. I have read this months ago and this is something that everyone should read. Make the long story short, money and materials shouldnt be the priority in our lives, but our life itself.

  • Trevor Wendt  says:

    Very good analogy. Love your ‘words of wisdom’, Drew.

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