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AIMST E-BULLETIN has been started with the intention of disseminating information about the academic, research and other exciting activities of AIMST University. It will also be a platform to share relevant useful information among the staff and students.
It gives me immense pleasure in communicating this moral to our readers.
Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and she didn’t know how to make it through. She was tired of fighting and struggling to face her problems most of the time. It seemed, just as one problem was solved, another popped up. Her father, a chef by profession, took her to the kitchen and filled three pots with water and placed them on a high flame.
Once the three pots began to boil, he placed few carrots in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third. He then let them to continue boiling, without saying a word to his daughter.
The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes, he turned off the burners. He took the carrots out of the first pot, eggs out of the second and placed them in separate bowls and then ladled the coffee out into a cup.
Turning to his daughter, he asked, ‘What do you see?’ She hastily replied, ‘Carrots, eggs and coffee.’
‘Look closer and feel the carrot’, he said. She did, and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After stripping off the shell, she observed the egg was boiled and hard. Finally, he asked her to sip the cup of coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.
‘Father, what does this mean?’ she asked.
He then explained that the carrots, the eggs and the coffee beans, all faced the same adversity (the boiling water). However, each one reacted differently. The carrots went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but became soft and weak. The eggs were fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting their interior until these were put in boiling water. Then, the inside of the eggs became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
‘When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?’
‘Which one of these would you like to be?’ he asked his daughter.
In everyone’s life, many things happen around us, happen to us, but the only thing that really matters is, how we react to it and what we make out of it. Life is all about learning, adopting and converting all the problems into something positive.
Mr. Abdul Nazer Ali, Editor-in-Chief, AIMST E-Bulletin.