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Truly Believe this

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by priyauc, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. priyauc

    priyauc Bronze IL'ite

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    A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their
    old university professor, now retired. During their visit the conversation soon turned into complaints about
    stress in their work and lives.

    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, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite,
    telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

    When all the alumni had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "Notice that all the nice-looking,
    expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to
    want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

    Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and
    in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup; but you
    consciously went for the best cups.... and then you began eyeing each other's cups.

    Now consider this: Life is the coffee; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools
    to hold and contain Life. The type of cup one has does not define, nor change the quality of life a person lives.
    Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.
     
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  2. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    A good example. Now I will go for the coffee.
     
  3. umaakumar

    umaakumar Gold IL'ite

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    Dear All,

    A really good example of how each and every one of us think today and compare one another

    Regards,
    Uma

     

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