I was a big coffee drinker growing up. I remember being quite a bit younger than my peers in high school as I would always be grabbing a cup of coffee with a cup of milk and a large sugar packet before I would leave for school. Coffee would always be my pick between my friends and my beloved instant. I never actually knew what the difference was between instant and regular, so I didn’t really have to think about it until I was an adult.
It’s not so much that I was drinking coffee as it was that I was drinking tea. My parents were well into the habit of drinking the two together and so I grew up drinking more than my share. It was a huge part of my life, from getting ready in the morning to taking the bus to school to my first job at the local coffee shop. I never really thought about it until I was an adult.
Its like how we drink coffee or tea. It’s the same stuff, just a different way to get it. Of course, it’s also the same stuff that we also drink milk, sugar, and salt. If we weren’t drinking it, we would either be eating it, eating it and drinking it, or eating it and drinking it.
I think it’s just the same stuff that we mostly just drink alone. I think that’s because we’re so busy, we’re so wrapped up in what we’re doing, that we don’t think about it much. Just like we don’t think about the fact that we have more than enough in that cup to get us through the day.
I use a different analogy to explain the difference between coffee picking and drinking. I recently had a guy tell me that he was too busy to drink coffee, because he had to have a meeting. I told him to get a coffee in order to think about it, and we both got it. I also told him that he was too busy to drink milk as a result of his morning meeting and asked if he was too busy to eat the same thing that he had just finished.
You might think that because your cup is half full you’re wasting away, or are wasting a third or fourth of it. Well, that’s not true. A half-full cup is half-empty. A full cup is full-empty, but if you drank the full half, you’d be full-full instead of half full. (I’m not sure of the scientific name for this phenomenon, but it is the same as the concept of “fullness”.
The full cup is half-full, and the half-full cup is half-full. When a person eats half of a full cup of coffee, they are eating half of the cup. When someone drinks half of a half-full cup of coffee, they are drinking half of the cup. Same with milk.