Story of a chef and his daughterOnce a daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so
Complicated for her. She did not have a idea how she was going to make it and wanted
to give up. She was tired of struggling. It seemed that as soon as one
problem was solved,another was standing next to her.
Her father, a Cook chef, took her to the kitchen, and he filled three pots with
water and placed each on fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In
one of the pot he placed carrots, in the second pot he placed eggs, and in the last he
placed ground coffee beans. He let her daughter to sit and boil, without saying a
The daughter Sucked her teeth and impatiently start waiting, wondering what her father
was doing. In about twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He takes
the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and
placed them a bowl. Then he finally takes the coffee out and placed it in a
bowl. Turning to her daughter he asked. "What do you see?"
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied........
She came closer and feel the carrots. She did and
noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break
it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its
She said, What's the point ?????
Her Father explained that each of the items had faced the same adversity - i.e
boiling water - but each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong and hard. But 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
interior. But after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the
boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" he asked his daughter innocently. "When adversity knocks on your
door, how do you respond? Do you become weak, like a carrot, hard on the
inside, like an egg, or do you change the circumstances, like the coffee beans?"
Moral:- There are different ways to react. Don't be weak or suppress things - change circumstances from within.