Sunday, May 11, 2008

Emptying My Cup

It's weekend, hope to get away from serious stuffs.

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself.

"It's overfull! No more will go in!" the professor blurted. "You are like this cup," the master replied, "How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup."

Reflections. One of the hardest things beside doing nothing is unlearn i.e. emptying my cup: Efficient Market Theory, High Risk High Return, Low Risk Low Return, No Risk No Gain, Buy and Hold Forever, Commodity is only for trader, The earth is flat, The sun circles the earth, The Invisible hand, Free Market, Christopher Columbus found America, etc.

Warning: Some of the items mentioned in the list are outright wrong and dangerous. Have a great week ahead.

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