Once there lived an old man who owned a magic pot.
Wherever he put water in it, it would start boiling.
One day, three men came to his house.
The first man had a potato. He complained that it was too hard to eat.
The second man had an egg. He said it was too soft to eat.
The third man had a few coffee beans. He said it wasn’t enough.
The old man asked them to put all of these into the boiling water.
The potato that went in hard and unrelenting, came out extremely softened.
The egg that seemed extremely fragile, came out hardened.
The coffee beans used the opportunity to change itself and turned into an aromatic drink.
The pot signifies life. It is filled with our experiences.
The boiling water signifies hardships. Everyone faces difficult times in life.
The potato, the egg, and the coffee beans are three types of people in the world.
They deal with hardships in different ways.
Some people mellow down like the potato.
Some make themselves stronger to face hard times, like the egg.
And some adapt and change themselves to suit the situation, like the coffee beans.
So are you the potato, the egg, or the coffee beans?
it’s not my writing. I get it from a friend…