Coffee Cup Wisdom
My Starbucks-executive sister-in-law will be saddened to hear this, but until this morning I have never read one of those goofy 'The Way I See It' bits on the back of my cup (not even the one from Rick Warren...read the book). This is probably for two reasons:
First, I get cold drinks at least 50% of the time and the plastic cups don't have these little jewels of wisdom (what, Mr. Starbucks, are you saying by not including cold drink drinkers? As a left-handed person who already feels discriminated against by our society I have great cause for concern over this decision.).
Second, I will admit that I have read parts of almost every one of them. But I get bored easily and can't remember one that has ever kept my attention all the way to the end. Most try to be too profound and, as anybody who knows anything about me knows, profound....I'm not.
But today I read the entire one because it was one that sounded familiar. I don't know if I've heard this exact quote before of just multiple versions of it. But since I actually read the whole thing, I thought it was worth passing on.
The Way I See It #209 (have there really been 209 of these things?)
Growing up, my parents always said, "You will leave this world the same way you came into it: with nothing." It made me realize that the only things we do in this world that count are those things that make the world a better place for those who will come behind us.
--Tyrone B. Hayes
Bilogist, herpetologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
Kurt's note: Dang, I understand the quote WAY more than I understand what this dude does for a living. I would expect something much more profound from somebody of his stature.