“a group of alumni highly established in their careers,
get together 2 visit their old university professor
The conversation soon turned into complaints
about stress in work and life———offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups—porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, sum plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all d students had a cup of coffee in hand
the professor said:” if u noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain n cheap ones. it is but normal 4 u want only the best 4 yourselves..That is the source of your problems n stress.
What all of u really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but u consciously went 4 the best cups n were eyeing each other’s cups.. “Now if life is coffee, n d jobs money n position in society are the cups, they r just tools to hold 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 ,don’t let the cups drive you—-enjoy the coffee instead….”
This really made me think, as a student when i was in college whether it was the alumni or was it me and many like me struggling for a good life..or others like my seniors heading towards yet another new life after they achieved their initial goals or the new tender ones who were entering into the world of college…
All our life’s r just like coffee ,and what we want-the best college, The best career, the best people,best society, best scores, best coaching is the cup. I was confused what should i choose the cup or the coffee, should i be running to get the best cup so that i can relax and have my coffee, or first should i enjoy my coffee because today is what i have in hand..Tomorrow i still don’t know. Yesterday is just memories.
I m still sitting here with a cup of coffee in my hand.. … and its been few years that i passed my college … and i have really come far but still not sure whether its the cup or the coffee which i am surviving upon !