Khi bạn được sinh ra, bạn khóc và mọi người quanh bạn mỉm cười. Hãy sống cuộc sống của bạn để đến ngày cuối cuộc đời, bạn là người mỉm cười còn mọi người quanh bạn khóc. | ARE YOU A CARROT AN EGG OR A COFFEE BEAN by Mary Sullivan A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as if as soon as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. The mother filled three pots with water. In the first she placed carrots. In the second she placed eggs. And the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. About twenty minutes later she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter she said Tell me what you see. Carrots eggs and coffee she replied. You known the tone of voice. She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they felt soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell she observed the hard-boiled egg inside. Finally she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked So what s the point mother Remember the tone of voice. Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water - but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid center. But after sitting through the boiling water its insides had become hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique however. After they were in the boiling had changed the water. Which are you she asked her daughter. When adversity knocks on your door how do you respond Are you a carrot an egg or a coffee bean Think of this Which am I Am I the carrot that seems .

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