A group of alumni, highly established in their careers got together to visit old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guest coffee, professor went to the kitchen and brought a large pot of coffee and assortment of cups- porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal. Some plain looking, some expensive and some exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the student had a cup of coffee in hand professor said-
If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. It is normal for you to want only the best for yourself But that is the source of your problem and stress.
What all of you wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously want for the best cup and were eyeing each other’s cup.
Now if life is coffee, than jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold 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 don’t let the cups drive you….
Enjoy the coffee instead.