The teacher looked at her 3 students. Listening inquisitively about the meaning of life. He held out 3 items on the table before him. A carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. He asked each of them to describe one of the items.
"The carrot is firm" the first one said.
"The egg is so fragile." the second student said.
"The coffee bean is so small and hard." The last student said.
The teacher than boiled water in 3 different pots and the threw an item in each pot for 10 minutes.
He asked them to describe them again.
"The carrot has become flimsy and flail"
"The egg is now very hard and tough"
"The bean has dissolved in the water."
People are divided into carrots, eggs and coffee beans. Some people are firm but when they get into tough situations, they turn fragile and flail. They never recover. Some people are eggs. The were fragile until tough situations came along. They turn hard to the world. After that they are hardened forever. But some people are coffee beans. They are good in their raw state but in tough situations, they just adopt and sometimes even come out smelling better on the other side."
Look at your life. Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?