The Coffee In the Cup

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by CuzICan, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Somtehing to Ponder.....

    Coffee or The Cup




    This really is profound, I am going to try and keep this in mind the next time I feel 'stressed' . . ..


    A group of alumni, 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 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 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. 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; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee we have been provided .

    God brews the coffee, not the cups . . . Enjoy your coffee! :big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    You've gone and complicated the simple pleasure of my morning coffee. Now all I'll think about are layers of meaning!:wink:
     

  3. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Should this be moved TO THE HOLY GRAIL!!!! thank you this not only helps with everyones lifes it may wake up a few eyes about everyones thoughts on fishing and how stubborn they are about them....THANK YOU SIS!
     
  4. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    I pondered on posting it in a "different" place...I hope ONE WORD wont require a move.

    I just found it a very thought provoking life lesson actually and it's not particularly "religious" in nature! and knew it wouldn't go in jokes..or at least I didn't think so, but if they think it needs moved WELLLLLL okay!
     
  5. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Close, but if I didn't spend my time in the stress-filled rat race I couldn't afford the coffee OR the cup to have such deep thoughts over. The professor probably had lots of time to ponder it over a stress-free summer break:smile2:

    Just kiddin' Cher, nice post!
     
  6. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    I was not intending to be moved to religious talk I think it should have its own section with how profound it really is if you read deep enough with all your senses..... not just like reading another post...Thank you very much
     
  7. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Ahhhh okay!!! I thought the very same and HAD to share it! I was like OMG this is me, and a whole lot more!
    Thank you so much for those VERY accurate (in my opinion) and kind words!:big_smile:
     
  8. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    LOL i know im still thinking about it! And it keeps making more and more sense...Great post
     
  9. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Yep, I had to read that about 3 times and I was still in awe at how precise it really was in all areas of our lives YES even fishing!
     
  10. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Great post! Really makes you think. Maybe we should all slow down and smell the roses
     
  11. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Thanks another great post.
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Got to hand it to you Cher. Another great post. Thanks!!
     
  13. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    right on brother and thank you sis this makes so much sins if you think about it