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Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in TG Roundup

Enjoy the Coffee, not the Cup!!!!

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.
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 but 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, 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 began eyeing each other’s cups. Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and 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 God has provided us.”

God brews the coffee, not the cups…enjoy your coffee!


  1. @aparupal ayyo, my comment was about ur post, comparing coffee with phone. 🙂

  2. haha, use your brain to become smart, not with a smart phone. 🙂

    • Its not a copy from any smartphone. I got this message from a friend at least 3 years before.

  3. All I can say about this is that this ‘feel good’ lesson was cooked-up by someone who is a college professor. No, I didn’t do it.. 🙂

    Seriously – good one.