overlook being happy for your little things which make existence
fantastic simply because we’re moving prematurely to prevent and also
take a break.
The short movie
‘Life is Like Coffee’ beautifully illustrates this point. In this
wonderful little gem of a story, the fancy coffee cups represent
material pursuits like money, possessions and status, while the drink
itself is the real stuff of life. The story reminds us that we sometimes
spend so much time worrying about the aesthetics of our lives that we fail to really live.
pop icon Madonna pointed it out in the 80s: We are living in a material
world. And the human race does seem to be overly concerned about having
the "best” of everything. Logically, we all know that a massive flat
screen T.V. won’t make us happier, don’t we? That promotion, while
accompanied by prestige and a pay raise, comes with greater
responsibility and anxiety. That big house, gorgeous as it may be, comes
with equally large mortgage repayments.
Jobs, money, houses, possessions are all like cups, which are merely "the tools to hold and contain life.”
It seems to be inherent within all of us to crave for the finer things
in life, especially when we are bombarded by images of them all day
long, but we should try to remember that the important things in life
cannot be purchased.
As the film
beautifully states, "the type of cup we have does not define nor change
the quality of life we live.” If we want to enhance our quality of life,
we need to concentrate on the coffee, not the cup.
Remember, the best things in life aren’t free…they’re priceless.