Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Cup Of Life....

good one!! (I got this mail from someone, quite interesting...)

A group of alumni (old students), 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 professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and some variety of cups. Porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some beautiful... Telling them to take the cups themselves.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eying 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, don't let the cups drive you...,

enjoy the coffee instead.....

2 comments:

intelligentwins said...

somtimes accidents can be cherished..this is just how i feel after accidently comeing across ur blog..informative and thopught provoking posts..keep posting!! by the way this shortstory contains a very important lesson of life!!

priya said...

a very gudd one...I can relate this one in a diff way...cup to pples outer appearance n coffee to the character of that person...cup is what is looked upon..It is high time that we all realise coffee has got to be tasty aswell..I mean jus not the outer look matters but more importantly the character n d values possessed by d individual matters...