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
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 please, don’t let the cups drive you … Enjoy the coffee.
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Barry Blomkamp Nd. Bsc (UL)
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