Friday, December 02, 2005

Cup of Life !!!

Here is something very interesting, so I thought its a good idea to share it with you.....

"A group of alumni, 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 hand, the lecturer 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. 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 folks, don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead"


Source: Unknown

10 comments:

HarishS said...

Good One Kano

niki yokota said...

well said!!!! like confucious..(^o^);;;
now i feel like having coffee!!!!
thanks a lottt

Kishan said...

true, very true....
A nice thing learnt early in the morning :)

Prasad said...

hmm... very well said..
hope we can follow tht.. :)

Archana said...

now that was good!

Sri said...

Nice little read!

Prashanth M said...

hmm... nice one -- modalE Odidde....

Archana said...

total full stop?!

niki yokota said...

merry christmas and happy holidays!!!!
oooxxx

Karthik said...

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Watching all urs comments.. Thanks for visiting my blog even after loooooong pause..

I will come back with full zoom